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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

On the Hunt for Wild White Water in the Uludağ Backcountry

A guest post by Matt Conley We were definitely in the mood to discover a good white water run suitable for kayaking. Friends had told us it might be possible on some of the fast-running rivers around Uludağ. So after a long time staring at the Bursa...
by The Best of Bursa on Apr 4, 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

Life Lessons Learned on an Uludağ Hike

A guest post by Matt Conley One of my passions in life is to dive into other cultures through travel and outdoor adventure. It was during my first camping and hiking trip with some Turkish friends of mine that my belief that outdoor adventure can...
by The Best of Bursa on Mar 25, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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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