With hundreds of attractive locations to explore, Esenyurt is recognized for its expansive green space and a range of activities and leisure options. Although Esenyurt lacks a lake or a sea, it is near Büyükçekmece's 26-kilometer-long shoreline, which makes up 3.5 percent of Istanbul's land area. In the area, there are over 60 children's playgrounds and 10 big parks, providing residents with a valuable recreational outlet. We begin with the massive Esenyurt Square, which is Esenyurt's most well-known landmark, where Arab and Syrian restaurants and stores are scattered on the sides of the square, giving the impression that you've returned to an Arab country. It's quite similar to the streets of some Arab cities, where Arab shops and marketplaces, such as Shamna Mall and Family Mall, can be found.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan Park, one of the biggest parks in the region, is situated on a very large plot of land in the Namık Kemal neighborhood of the Esenyurt district, where nature is intertwined with children's playgrounds, ponds, hiking trails, ornamental gardens, waterfalls, and various types of plants and trees. This Park, which was restored by the Esenyurt Municipality, is quite popular with families with children and adults, especially when the weather is nice. Recep Tayyip Erdogan Park is free to enter and is open all day every day to visitors.
Esenyurt’s municipal Culture and Arts Center is located in the Üçevler neighborhood, and it is the largest center of its kind in Esenyurt, where seminars, concerts, adult and children's plays, exhibitions and film screenings are hosted. You may visit its official website to obtain full information about the current events calendar and ticket costs.
Aqua Club Dolphin, located in the Esenkent neighborhood of Esenyurt, is Istanbul's largest water park, equipped with amusement slides and swimming pools. It piques the attention of Esenyurt inhabitants, as well as all Istanbul residents and local and foreign tourists to Istanbul. The entrance fees to Aqua Club Dolphin range from 45-55 TL for women, 60-70 TL for men, and 30 TL for children. Children under the age of 4 are admitted free of charge. Details about the regions where Aqua Dolphin provides free transportation may be found on its official website.
The Thermal Therapy Center, in the Ataturk neighborhood, is a popular tourist destination known for treating lower back pain, back pain, joint issues, and rheumatism. There, ill people are treated with hot mineral-rich water, which benefits the immune system, metabolism, cardiovascular system, kidneys and urinary tract, and digestive system. The Thermal Therapy Center also offers a comprehensive treatment option, since it contains about 20 times the amount of mineral water found in conventional thermal water. The center has a Turkish bath, a sauna, a steam room, a fitness room, a handicapped pool, a mud bath, and massage rooms, and it works on a reservation basis.
A two-hour thermal pool, Turkish bath, and sauna session costs 30 TL; a two-hour thermal pool, sauna, and mud bath session costs 60 TL; and a two-hour thermal pool, sauna, ordinary swimming pool, and massage session costs 80 TL. The Thermal Therapy Center is open from 10:00 to 21:00 every day of the week.
This sprawling indoor mall, located in the Turgut Özal neighborhood of the Esenyurt district, is open from 10:00 to 22:00 and houses stores such as apparel, technology, bookstores, restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and accessories shops, as well as a concert and exhibition area and an indoor winter sports arena.
It is an indoor winter sports arena that is open from 12:00 to 22:00 on weekdays and 11:00 to 22:00 on weekends at Torium AVM in Esenyurt.
The Snow Park allows visitors to enjoy snow and skiing in the city all year long, as well as participate in winter events. Ski and snowboard lessons are provided in the snow park, with average prices ranging from 150 to 450 TL. Various events for children and adults are held in the snow park, which also has all of the necessary snowboarding and skating equipment. The snow park, which is a short bus journey from any place in the city, charges 40 TL on weekdays and 55 TL on weekends.
The museum, which first opened in 2013, takes visitors on a journey through the history of the chocolate business displaying hundreds of chocolate-made structures, such as Hagia Sophia, Galata Tower, Leenders Tower, and even Chocolate Village! There is also a little chocolate workshop for youngsters. More than 3 tons of chocolate are thought to have been utilized in the museum's construction. Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind museum that is suitable for both youngsters and adults!
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