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Istanbul's Hippodrome during Ramadan

Has anyone ever been in the Hippodrome at night during Ramadan? I saw the wooden vendor stalls last summer behind temporary fencing. Whenthe celebration begins after dark are there tables and chairs around the Hippodrome? I have been told there are all sorts of entertainment like wrestlers and stilt walkers.
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We were in Istanbul 2 years ago during Ramadan. It is quite a sight after sunset to see all the families enjoying picnics and dinner at the Hippodrome. There is lots of entertainment as well as all types of vendors. Very friendly and festive atmosphere.

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We spent a month last summer in Istanbul. Yes, the hippodrome has wonderful stalls, both food and Turkish crafts. And it's jammed! As is the park area between the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia - families picnicking with no room to walk in between groups. Thery are also all along the park beside the Golden Horn. One family brought their goat every night, until the last day, when it was seen no more. It's fun. We stayed in Fener, a conservative local neighborhood. Every morning (for the whole month) a drummer came banging down the street announcing impending dawn, so families could have breakfast before sunrise. The two days after Ramazan (what it's called in Turkey) are when the real party begins.