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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

Bursa Silk: A Buying Guide

In Bursa, the quintessential must-have gift for yourself or a friend is a piece of authentic Bursa-made silk. That’s because back in the heyday Bursa was a terminal on the famed Silk Road and a world trade center of silk cocoons and silk fabric. We...
by The Best of Bursa on May 27, 2016

Bursa Ceramics: A Buying Guide

Bursa is known for a good many things, one of which is its handmade, hand-painted ceramic pottery and tilework. When in Bursa, you’ll no doubt notice the colorful plates, bowls, cups, trivets, coasters, table utensils, and figurines of all kinds i...
by The Best of Bursa on May 17, 2016

Falafel, Hummus, and Hospitality

Over the last few years, Bursa has become home to a large and growing number of Syrians. Many of them have come here to make a peaceful living until the conflict in their country ends and they can safely return to their homes. As they have immigrate...
by The Best of Bursa on Mar 18, 2016

Derebahçe Restaurant: A Favorite Place for Breakfast

We love Turkish breakfast, and we’ve sung its praises before. We also stand by our suggestion that Cumalıkızık is probably the neatest place in the Bursa area to get an authentic, traditional Turkish breakfast in a genuinely Ottoman-Turkish vill...
by The Best of Bursa on Mar 12, 2016

Almira Hotel Bursa, Luxury with Location

A little while ago, I learned that Almira Hotel Bursa is the most-frequently Googled hotel in Bursa. In fact, it is one of the most searched-for terms for all search terms that include the word “Bursa.” When I learned this, I decided to make a v...
by The Best of Bursa on Dec 31, 2015

Īskender Kebab: Bursa’s Tasty Signature Dish

Bursa is known for a good many things: Ottoman history, silk and textiles, candied chestnuts, Uludağ, winter sports, metalworking, auto manufacturing, peaches and apples, ancient plane trees, among many others. But when it comes to regional Turkish...
by The Best of Bursa on Dec 19, 2015

Īnegöl, The Town of Loveseats and Meatballs

About 45 kilometers southeast of Bursa’s city center, near the provincial border, lies the town of Īnegöl. With a population of around a quarter million people, Īnegöl has two current-day claims to fame: it is Turkey’s furniture manufacturing...
by The Best of Bursa on Sep 5, 2015

Bursa Hotels for Every Style

Looking for a place to stay in Bursa? There are plenty […] The post Bursa Hotels for Every Style appeared first on The Best of Bursa. Copyright © The Best of Bursa. All rights reserved.
by The Best of Bursa on May 31, 2015

A Dealer of Fine Turkish Rugs

Walking down the street in front of Bursa’s histo […] The post A Dealer of Fine Turkish Rugs appeared first on The Best of Bursa. Copyright © The Best of Bursa. All rights reserved.
by The Best of Bursa on May 22, 2015

A Dealer of Turkish Rugs

Walking down the street in front of Bursa’s histo […] The post A Dealer of Turkish Rugs appeared first on The Best of Bursa. Copyright © The Best of Bursa. All rights reserved.
by The Best of Bursa on May 22, 2015

A Café with a View

For a while, I had looked for an opportunity to get ont […] The post A Café with a View appeared first on The Best of Bursa. Copyright © The Best of Bursa. All rights reserved.
by The Best of Bursa on Apr 6, 2015

Organik Ev, A Lovely Gem in Misi Village

“Come up to Misi some weekend and visit our new tea hou […] The post Organik Ev, A Lovely Gem in Misi Village appeared first on The Best of Bursa. Copyright © The Best of Bursa. All rights reserved.
by The Best of Bursa on Mar 10, 2015


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