This park of Istanbul is especially popular with locals, who come here to drink tea and enjoy a picnic while escaping the heat and pressures of the city.

Once a large forest, the area it occupies was once used as a hunting ground for Ottoman rulers and was a favorite haunt of Sultan Abdulhamid II, who later put up walls and added a lake, houses and a porcelain factory.

The Park is divided into two parts and is connected to the remains of the nearby Ciragan Palace Kempinski by bridge. It has a large variety of trees, shrubs and flowers from around the world including cedar, pine, oak and cypress that date from the Ottoman period.

The lake occupies its center and has a large fountain.

Address: Çırağan Caddesi , Yildiz,  Istanbul