die grüne Moschee und das...
die grüne Moschee und das grüne Mouseleum muss man unbedingt sehen. Der Hamam in Çekirge auch. Uludað Berg ist zu empfehlenswert. Ausserdem liegt Bursa nur 60 km vom Meer entfernt. Eine ganz alte Stadt mit unheimlicher Vielseitigkeit.
Before Entering The Mosques
The majority of Turks are Muslim (about 99% of the population) of the Sunni creed. Hence, ISLAM is the principle religion in Turkey. Islam means devotion to God (Allah) & the basic belief is Allah created the world & everything shares the same roots as Christianity & Judaism except the belief about Jesus' divinity & status as a savior. Adam, Abraham, Moses, David, Jesus & Mohammed are all prophets while Mohammed is the greatest. It is believed that Mohammed is God's messenger & it was to him that God communicated his last revelation; being the last prophet. Muslims worship only God, no other. In Arabic, MUSLIM means one who has submitted to God's will.
Islamic teaching is recorded in the KORAN (which has sura -114 chapters) - Kur'an-i Kerim (Holy Koran) contains God's revelations to Mohammed. Koran (being sacred) cannot be translated & exits in Arabic only.
Sunna is the "rules of life" which governs the private & public behavior. (Sunna is a combination of the utterances of the prophets + The Koran)
In order to be a Muslim, one needs only submit his/her heart to God's will & perform a few religious duties - Specifically 5 Pillars of Islam:
1) Profession of faith - understand & believe "There is no god but God & Muhammed is his Prophet".
2) Daily Prayer - 5 times (dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, dusk & after dark).
3) Duty to give alms to the poor.
4) Fasting during Ramadan month
5) Pilgrimage to Mecca - once in his/her lifetime.
Muslim prayers are set rituals. Before praying, he/she must wash hands, arms, feet, ankles, head & neck in running water. As pictured, outside the mosques, one can usually find places for the Muslims to clean themselves with running water. If no water is available, one can clean with sand instead. If no sand, motions will suffice. After this ritual, he/she must cover his/head, face Mecca & perform a series of gestures & genuflections.
Golyazi, Lovely village on an island.
Golyazi is a village on 35th km of Bursa-Izmir way. It is situated on an island in the middle of Ulubat lake. It is possible to reach the village by a bridge.
This lovely village is being habitaned since the 1.century A.D. The people of this old village are mostly fisher (both man and woman). Everyday the fresh fish is sold through auction on a bazzar in the middle of the village.
There are lovely cafes, fish-restaurants in the village. It is possible to get on the fishers's boats to go around the island. There are very nice old Greek houses in the village. People are very welcoming and talkative.
You must not miss the "crying tree". It is a plane-tree which is more then 730 years old.
The sunset is wonderful. Therefore many phographers goes to the village to take photos.
You may observe storks and many other migrant birds in the village. Here are some photos of Golyazi taken by a friend.
Picture shows a Döner Kebap...
Picture shows a Döner Kebap maker , a view from Uludag famous winter sports center near Bursa and an old street from Bursa with old houses. years ago I was walking through all these old streets of Bursa just volunteerly to get lost in between these houses.
There were 2 teagardens near Yeþil Mosque and Mauseleum and when sitting there you could contemplate the typical view of the roofs of these houses all made of the same bricks..
There was also a waiter there serving in this tea garden..He had a crazy memory .I was going there with tourist groups to have a break and he was just listening to each of the clients in a group of 10-20-30 people and then was remembering all drinks ordered..
Then he was starting to shour or sing and say without any error ' 5 teaaaas , 6 coffeees 1 seven-up 3 cokes etc...' He was additioning in his mind all orders at once.....
Houses of old Bursa. Bursa is...
Houses of old Bursa. Bursa is situated under the foots of Uludag. The alleys and streets in the old Bursa are very narrow and houses are very close to each other, it is woth visiting ! Go to Tophane and then explore the alleys by yourself.