Cekirge Cad No 21, Bursa, Turkey
More about Bursa
Park in Tophane, overlooking the city
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in Bursa's Republic Square
Bursa Ataturk Stadium
Ferries in November Istanbul/Bursa/Istanbul
Along with several hundred other Manchester United supporters we are looking forward to visiting Bursa for the Champions League football match on 2 November. We cannot find winter ferry timetables Istanbul to Bursa and back for November. Can anyone help with ferry times? or should we cantact the ferry company direct? Alternatively, we will be flying in to Sabiha Gokcen and wondered if it is possible to catch a coach from the airport direct to Bursa?
Re: Ferries in November Istanbul/Bursa/Istanbul
The ferry company’s page is http://www.ido.com.tr/en/index.cfm
Winter timetables will be announced end of September. So you have time to schedule.
But I recommend you to go by bus. There is a coach station just 1 km away to Sabiha Gokcen airport. Bus is more convenient than ferry for sure.
If you choose ferry, you should go to Pendik ferry port from the airport, then Yalova by ferry and then take bus to Bursa.
Travel Tips for Bursa
you must go to the green...
you must go to the green mountains to take the telefrik to take avery nice photos. i visited bursa just one day ,i traveled from istanbul to bursa by taking a bus ,it is very interesting to travel from european and asian part just by a bus ,i also take a ferry in the black sea to go to the asian part .
Bursa is the ex capitol of the...
Bursa is the ex capitol of the Ottoman Empire... You can see many tombs of the first Sultans (padiþah) around the old mosques, especially Muradiye Mosque, do not miss the tomb of the prince 'Cem Sultan'... In all these masoleums (tombs) pay attention that the funeral is in the middle, located under an opening of the roof. Turkish-Ýslamic culture- rain must wash the corpse ! I will include some photos soon. Some newer tombs do not have this opening for rain !
Husnu Zuber Evi (House)
The Husnu Zuber House is a 19th-century Ottoman house belonging to Turkish artist Husnu Zuber, who restored it mostly in 19th century style. It is open to the public and also contains a display of Anatolian wooden implements, in particular traditional Anatolian wooden spoons, often intricately decorated and resembling traditional Russian wooden items. In addition, visitors can see examples of Husnu Zuber's striking art. Although this is certainly off the beaten path, I highly recommend it.
It is in Muradiye, on Uzunyol Sokagi, a narrow little street not far from the Kultur Parki, west of Tophane and central Bursa. In Muradiye, one can see signs for it.
Tirilye(Zeytinbagi): A nice little town by the sea
Zeytinbagi (also known with its historic name : Tirilye) is a small town just 11 km away from Mudanya . This small town where only 2500 people live is a very peaceful place with great history.
In the town you can visit ruins of very old Byzantine churches if you are interested in. Or you may simply wander in the streets (there are not many of them, it is a very very small town) and see old Greek houses built at the end of 19.th century. This town is under protection by the Ministry of Culture so no body can destroy the old houses or rebuild them in a different style than the original one.
By the sea there are nice fish restaurants. You can have your meal in one of them. The place is famous for its olives. Actually, Zeytingbagi means olive yard and you can taste nice olives and olive oil in the town.
If you are in Bursa, take a Mudanya minibus from the city center and when you take off at Mudanya, take the Tirilye minibus (they take of every 5 minutes)
If you are in Istanbul take a seabus to Mudanya (the trip takes 1h 45minutes)and then take the Tirilye minibus.
You can find more information and pictres at my Zeytinbagi pages.
Karagoz & Hacivat
Karagoz & Hacivat
Karagoz, literally Black-Eye, is the hero of the Turkish shadow play. Uneducated but with plenty of native wit, he inevitably gets the better of his gentile friend Hacivad, who is no match for Karagoz despite his education. For centuries the zill-i hayal (imaginary shadow), as the shadow play was called in the past, entertained Turkish audiences. Diverse origins have been cited for the shadow play, including Java, India, Spain, Portugal and Egypt. It is believed by some that the play was first performed for the Ottoman Sultan Selim I (1512-1520) in Egypt following his conquest of the Memluks. more.....
By Ersin Alok
Please visit Karagoz TV , It is a very well designed Flash application also in English.
Thanks to the creator Mr. Faruk A. Korkmaz and Flashblind productions.