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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

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

A Quick Look at Bursa Museums

Bursa itself is somewhat of a living museum. As you walk the streets, visit the historical sites, shop the bazaars, and engage the people, you get the sense that life here is how it has been for generations. You can learn a great deal about Bursa’s...
by The Best of Bursa on Feb 13, 2016

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

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

Bursa Attractions for Families with Children

Planning on visiting Bursa with your children? Bursa does not usually rank high on lists of kid-friendly Turkish cities for family travelers. With UNESCO’s recognition of Bursa as the birthplace of the Ottoman Empire, Bursa’s claims to fame large...
by The Best of Bursa on Nov 7, 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

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

Weekend Mornings at Bursa Haflinger Çiftliği

“What do you think, should we go to the horse far […] The post Weekend Mornings at Bursa Haflinger Çiftliği appeared first on The Best of Bursa. Copyright © The Best of Bursa. All rights reserved.
by The Best of Bursa on Jul 24, 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

An Essential One-Day Self-Guided Bursa Tour

In my opinion, Bursa deserves far more than one day of […] The post An Essential One-Day Self-Guided Bursa Tour appeared first on The Best of Bursa. Copyright © The Best of Bursa. All rights reserved.
by The Best of Bursa on Mar 23, 2015


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