Walking along the Bosphorus past Dolmabache Palace & Ciragan Palace (now a hotel) you come to the Yildiz Park which stretches up the hill on the left. It was originally a hunting reserve for the Sultans, but after the chalet or rather little palace was built, the gardens were landscaped with rare trees and shrubs. We visited in November so did not see the tulips in flower. Entrance to the park is free for pedestrians. The Sale or Chalet started as a rustic retreat, but was expanded at the end of the nineteenth century into a guest house for VIPs and then for the Sultan himself. Entrance to the house is TL10, and you are escorted by a guide with the relevant language skills, on a tour taking about 30 minutes. Decorations and furniture are ornate and impressive. The Great Hall is still used for state occasions. We were the only visitors and had a leisurely visit. I feel it is much better value than the Dolmabahce Palace, and worth a little extra effort. We had a pleasant lunch on the Malta Kiosk in the grounds, on a terrace overlooking the water. It is worth using the facilities to see the marble swan fountains inside the building!