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Mini Israel park description and photos - Israel: Ramla. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. Title in English - Mini Israel.
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Mini Israel miniature park owes its birth to the Israeli businessman Ayran Gazit. In 1986, Gazit visited the famous Madurodam - a miniature city in the Netherlands - and got fired up with the idea: something like this should appear in Israel! It took 16 years to bring the idea to life. At first, the first Palestinian intifada (the Palestinian uprising that lasted from 1987 to 1991) thwarted, but by 2002 the park finally appeared.
It was built by a team of designers and architects, in which there were more than a hundred people, including immigrants from the former USSR. They created 385 accurate models of Israel's most important sites - historical, architectural, religious, cultural - and placed them on 3 hectares. The shape of the park resembles the Star of David, each of the six triangles is filled with copies of objects, belonging to different districts of Israel.
The models are made of polymer materials and stone using computer calculations and are mostly made at a scale of 1:25. The size is not the smallest: skyscrapers are taller than an adult, churches are taller than a child. This scale allows visitors to see all the details, to study the architectural details - and the towers of the Azrieli Center in Tel Aviv, and the train station in Haifa, and the Basilica of Borenia in Jerusalem. A tourist attraction can be useful - many, looking at copies of attractions, mentally make a list of what else to see in Israel "live".
In this toy country, which is inhabited by 25 thousand seven-centimeter "inhabitants", everything is moving. Praying Jews at the Western Wall and Muslims on the Temple Mount bow, ships enter the port, planes are taxiing onto the runway, cars and trains are driving, windmills are spinning, cranes are working at a construction site. Tourists move from stage to stage: here they milk cows in a kibbutz, here an athlete receives a medal, there is a plant for the production of frozen juices, and there is a picnic in the forest. In the evening, when it gets dark, small windows light up in all models of buildings.
The episodes of the centuries-old history of the Jewish people are also recreated: the victory of Joshua over five Canaanite armies (in that battle, according to the Old Testament, he stopped the sun and the moon on the sky so that night does not come); the battle of Judas Maccabee with the Greeks who defiled the Jerusalem temple; desperate defense of the Masada fortress, the defenders of which chose to kill themselves, but not surrender to the Romans ...
The territory of the park is full of not only movements, but also sounds. The famous Israeli singer Goran Gaon sings "Jerusalem, Jerusalem", fans at the stadium support their favorite team, the commander of the guard of honor at the Knesset shouts orders, bells ring in the Assumption Abbey on the top of Mount Zion, the famous violinist Isaac Stern conducts a violin master class.
Astonished visitors do not immediately believe that all the tiny trees are alive here. But this is so - even in a miniature replica of the Haifa Baha'i gardens, all the trees are real. There are 70 thousand plants in the park, of which 17 thousand are bonsai, which are grown in the local nursery.
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