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Sipping Tea under the Īnkaya Çınar

Tucked away in the center of a sleepy little village just above Bursa’s Çekirge neighborhood on the road to Uludağ you’ll find the giant, sprawling 600-year old plane tree known as the Īnkaya Çınar. Famously known for its girth, the Īnkaya...
by The Best of Bursa on Jun 23, 2016

Lovely Suuçtu Waterfall

About a half-hour drive south of the town of Mustafakemalpaşa at the end of a narrow, winding road is found one of the Bursa area’s many fantastic natural gems: Suuçtu Waterfall (also written Su Uçtu, lit “water flew”). Hidden away in the pr...
by The Best of Bursa on Jun 11, 2016

Uluabat Lake

On a warm, sunny April afternoon, we stood at the top of the lookout tower in the little lakeside village of Eskikaraağaç, gazing out over the beautiful Uluabat Lake. The lake stretched across the olive tree-blanketed plains under a clear blue sky...
by The Best of Bursa on May 7, 2016

A Peek into Ayvaini Cave

A guest post by Matt Conley Ayvaini Cave is one of Bursa’s lesser known natural jewels. Located about 2 kilometers south of Uluabat Lake not far from the town of Mustafakemapaşa, the cave was discovered in 1970 by three Spaniards and officially op...
by The Best of Bursa on Mar 30, 2016

Muradiye from Two Perspectives: A Joint Photography Project

Muradiye Külliyesi is the social and religious complex commissioned by Sultan Murat II (1403-1451). Built in the early 1420s, Muradiye is on Bursa’s UNESCO World Heritage site inscription as one of the historically important locations in the city...
by The Best of Bursa on Mar 19, 2016

Bursa’s Oldest Living Resident

“This must be it,” my friend Ahmet told me as we pulled up to the edge of the centuries-old stone-walled cemetery in Bursa’s little Armutköy village. “But it looks more like a çınar to me.” Bursa is famous for its collection of 600 and...
by The Best of Bursa on Feb 27, 2016

Ulu Cami’i, Bursa Grand Mosque

Bursa Grand Mosque (or Great Mosque) is a prominent landmark in Bursa’s downtown. With its two towering minarets and 20 domes, the building is one of the most impressive and important in Bursa. Ulu Cami’i is considered the fifth most important mo...
by The Best of Bursa on Jan 22, 2016

An Evening with the Whirling Dervishes of Bursa

A guest post by Kaela La Farge The narrow street seemed to twist and turn in the darkness around dimly lit apartment buildings. The steep incline wrapped up the hillside in Bursa’s old Ībrahimpaşa neighborhood. Glowing shop lights illuminated the...
by The Best of Bursa on Jan 14, 2016

A Brief Guide to Bursa’s UNESCO Site Inscription

In 2014, Bursa proudly took its place as inscription number 1452 on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List and was officially recognized for its cultural and historical value as the Birthplace of the Ottoman Empire. Though Bursa was not the first capita...
by The Best of Bursa on Dec 11, 2015

A Visit to the Bursa Zoo

The Bursa Zoo (hayvanat bahçesi) is a nice little animal park located in Bursa’s Soğanlı neighborhood next to Bursa’s spacious Botanik Park. Situated on 20 hectares of tree-shaded green space, the zoo houses 700 animals representing nearly 100...
by The Best of Bursa on Dec 5, 2015

Yeşil Türbesi at Dark

Bursa’s Green Mausoleum (Yeşil Türbesi) is the resting place of Mehmet I Çelebi (1381-1421), the fifth Ottoman sultan. The tomb was constructed by the sultan himself and is located in his social complex in Bursa’s Yeşil (green) neig...
by The Best of Bursa on Nov 23, 2015

An Autumn Day in Tirilye

On a sunny autumn afternoon, we pulled into the Bursa’s seaside village of Tirilye looking for lunch with a view and a chance to burn through a few rolls of film (or, at least take a lot of digital photos). As it turns out, we weren’t disappointe...
by The Best of Bursa on Nov 16, 2015

Bath Time at Bursa’s Historic Eski Kaplıca Hamamı

Prominently situated next to Çekirge square stands the historic, spring-fed Eski Kaplıca Hamamı (Old Hot Spring Bathhouse), the largest, oldest, and most famous Turkish bath in Bursa. Though I’ve photographed this impressive building from the ou...
by The Best of Bursa on Oct 15, 2015

A Walk through Sadağı Canyon

Sadağı Canyon lies hidden in the rugged mountainous area of Bursa’s Orhaneli district high up on Uludağ. The canyon is one of Bursa’s natural gems, and an accessible, 1.8-kilometer trail follows the babbling mountain stream that runs through...
by The Best of Bursa on Sep 8, 2015

Saitabat Waterfall: A Popular Mountainside Escape

Nestled on Uludağ’s mountainside a dozen kilometers above the town of Kestel lies the hidden little village of Saitabat (Güvercinlik). Surrounded by plane tree forests, fruit orchards, and honey farms, the village itself is a sleepy little burg c...
by The Best of Bursa on Aug 30, 2015

Saitabat Waterfall: A Mountainside Escape

Nestled on Uludağ’s mountainside a dozen kilometers above the town of Kestel lies the hidden little village of Saitabat (Güvercinlik). Surrounded by plane tree forests, fruit orchards, and honey farms, the village itself is a sleepy little burg c...
by The Best of Bursa on Aug 30, 2015

An Afternoon in the Lakeside Village of Gölyazı

Under the shade of sprawling plane trees on a warm summ […] The post An Afternoon in the Lakeside Village of Gölyazı appeared first on The Best of Bursa. Copyright © The Best of Bursa. All rights reserved.
by The Best of Bursa on Jul 15, 2015

Bursa’s Kültürpark: Good Family Fun

We rolled out of bed one summer day off with nothing re […] The post Bursa’s Kültürpark: Good Family Fun appeared first on The Best of Bursa. Copyright © The Best of Bursa. All rights reserved.
by The Best of Bursa on Jul 8, 2015

A Summertime Ride up the Uludağ Teleferik

It was a sweltering hot mid-summer day down in the vall […] The post A Summertime Ride up the Uludağ Teleferik appeared first on The Best of Bursa. Copyright © The Best of Bursa. All rights reserved.
by The Best of Bursa on Jun 25, 2015

Visiting Īznik, Imagining Nicaea

Just about an hour’s drive east of Bursa’s city center, […] The post Visiting Īznik, Imagining Nicaea appeared first on The Best of Bursa. Copyright © The Best of Bursa. All rights reserved.
by The Best of Bursa on Apr 28, 2015


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