Mini Israel is a Miniature park located near Latrun, Israel in the Ayalon Valley. Opened in November 2002, the site contains miniature replicas of hundreds of buildings and landmarks in Israel. As of 2007, the tourist attraction consists of about 350 miniature models while continuing to expand all on a scale of 1:25.
The permanent exhibition shows the main sites and structures in Israel which are of importance to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The sites are of historical, archeological, cultural, religious, and ethnic importance dipicting the sites and the ethnic groups associated with them, such as different Muslim cultural groups, Jewish, and Christians living in the country, but also Druze, Beduin and others.
The entire complex covers 6.5 hectometres with the models displayed over 3.5 hectometres. The park also includes a souvenir shop, a few restaurants and rest areas and a hall for lectures and meetings in which a film about the creation of the park is displayed.
By kjfitz @ 2010-03-24 11:06:19