In fact, the name of the Egyptian obelisk is more likely to be used by all of us. There are no paid attractions, but there is really no big attraction... It's a monument! Stone tablet! But the location is good, sandwiched between the Ahmad Mosque in Sudan and the Museum of Islamic Art.
The Obelisk of Theodosius was originally a part of the temple of Karnak in Egypt, but Constantius II had it shipped over in order to commemorate his 20 years on the throne. It has inscriptions on it and some bas reliefs which are interesting. It is one of the few things that are left on the original hippodrome.
The Hippodrome is a bit of a disappointing attraction in Istanbul. It used to be the chariot race course and the beating heart of Constaninople. Today it's simply a plaza with a few random ruins. The Obelisk of Theodosius looks like every other obelisk. The Serpent Column would be cool if its heads were still attached. I think my favorite part of the hippodrome is the German fountain and the proximity to Sultanahmet Mosque. The square is also directly adjacent to the Islamic Art Museum, which is definitely worth seeing.
The Chinese name is Rough Stone Obelisk, which is located in Constantine Racecourse. There are three pillars and a fountain in the Sutanahmet Square. Rough Stone Obelisk is one of them. The body of the Stele is very simple, without any sculpture, but it has a long history.
The obelisk is nice, but not very different from other obelisks. But I like the Hippodrom, with it's flowers everywhere and the nice atmosphere.