Bursa Travel Guide

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Bursa Highlights

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    Alikatt says…

     nice people, the fresh mountain air cools the town 

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     This is not one of Turkey's pretty little towns. 

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     Fresh Man feeling 

Bursa Things to Do

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  • Bursa Zoo and Botanic park

    These two atraction sites are in the same large area. The zoo is a very large and beautiful place. Its a must to see with her green atmosphere and good collection. There is an aquarium also and a souvenir shop.Entrence: 3.50 TL ( approx. €1)

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  • Trilye - Zeytinbagi

    Trilye (also known as Zeytinbagi) is a lovely town situated 12 km west of Mudanya along the Marmara Sea shoreline.The area was inhabited since 5th Century BC. The most important historical structure in Trilye is that of the Byzantine Aya Todori Church, known today as the Fatih Mosque. Only 2500 people currently live in the town. In the town are the...

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  • Mudanya

    Bursa is such a city embraced with nature that you can ski in Uludag and swim in Mudanya. Mudanya is a lovely town located by the seaside and it takes just half an hour to reach from Bursa city center. The town was the signing place of the Armistice of Mudanya between Turkey, Italy, France and Britain on 11 October 1922, following the Turkish War...

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Bursa Hotels

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Bursa Restaurants

  • The special dish of Bursa !

    A very tasty dish. Made from good meat pide bread , and yoðurt. The restaurant is in busines since 1867. Located in the heart of city center at hanlar area. Inside of Koza Han. The decoration is excellent and the meat is delicious. I am recommending this place hightly. Iskender kebab.

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  • Famous pide

    This restaurant is in a village close to Mudanya. I can tell from the crowd that we have seen over there that it's very famous and popular amongst the locals. I enjoyed the special pide so much and the dessert which was also a sort of pide (tahinli) with molasses and sesame oil. The prices are reasonable and service is very fast. It's a bit...

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  • Brunch at Cumalizik

    Mavi Boncuk is a guesthouse in Cumalikizik village. You can have a mouth watering brunch here in authentic style in the garden. The semaver which you can brew your own tea is very interesting. You can enjoy homemade jams and other local products in your brunch. Do not forget to ask for some extra gözleme. This guesthouse operates all year long and...

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Bursa Nightlife

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  • A popular nightlife spot

    Leman Kültür is a very popular spot amongst the university students. Its name originally comes from a comic magazine. The decoration is very cool with famous characters from this comic magazine and you may need to wait for some time to get a table. If you would like to experience the nightlife of Bursa, this may be a good spot to start...

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  • Good Pub for socializing

    Ka Bar is Turkey's version of a British pub. The lights are soft, the music changes depending on the crowd, but the taps flow freely and the bar & tables are arranged for easy socializing. There are even a couple of dart boards in the back.In the summer, there is a beer garden in the back. Easily a place where you can loose track of time. Casual

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  • Places to drink and live music in Bursa...

    Actually Bursa isn’t the best place for nightlife but there are some places!Heykel: (This means the area by the Ataturk statue)In Heykel, if you're coming from Cekirge, the main road ends in a T-junction but there is a pedestrian road opposite. RESIMLI ROCK BAR is nearby on that road on the right. There are usually live music groups at the weekend...

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Bursa Transportation

  • Budo Bursa Mudanya - Istanbul seaway

    A very reasonable and easy way to trip between Bursa and Istanbul is to sail with Budo seabuses.The Istanbul pier is connected with the metro and tram system. At Bursa Mudanya pier it is also connected to the Bursa center by bus and metro.

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  • Bursa tram lines

    There are two tram lines in Bursa. The one which is operating on cumhuriyet Caddesi is very nice with its old style tram cars.

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  • New Seabus line to Bursa from Istanbul

    Lately a new company involved transportation between Bursa and Istanbul, Company called BUDO and belongs to Bursa Municipality.Prices are not like IDO. They prefer fixed prices which i believe always better. They depart from Kabatas (Easy to reach via tram from Sultanahmet) in Istanbul and Mudanya in Bursa. Prices; Adults; 18 Turkish Lira+65 years...

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Bursa Shopping

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  • Fresh Fish on the Street Stalls

    I couldn't resist taking a few photos of the spectacular fish display on a street stall in Bursa. We were walking around the old town and heading back to the hotel when we came across this stall.It was a shame we couldn't buy some and throw the on the barbeque for supper.

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  • Covered Market (Kapali Çarsi)

    It seems as if haggling is a way of life in Turkey. Plenty of shops to keep you amused for an hour or three.Silk is the strong point in many shops. Silk was Bursa's prime cloth trade for centuries, and although much of the silk now on sale comes from elsewhere, the variety and selection are still impressive.We had a chat with one of the local stall...

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  • Silk House

    The silk house offers many souvenirs, clothing, upholstery and other items to visitors of the Green Mosque. Their prices are reasonable and their products great. I bought lovely black cotton pants almost in the Turkish pants style for $15

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Bursa Local Customs

  • Turkish Flag

    The flag of Turkey (Turkish: Türk bayrağı) is a red flag with a white crescent moon and a star in its centre. The flag is called Ay Yıldız (literally, moon star.) or Albayrak (Red flag).Legend goes that in a pool of blood of Turkish warriors, there was a reflection of the crescent moon and a star.The Turkish people are very...

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  • Hamam

    You cannot go to Bursa without joining the experience of the tukish bath. It is very different from what you have probably experienced in other SPAs all over the world. First of all, hamam are big, have a very high ceiling (more that 5 meters I mean) with a lot of light coming down, they are not those dark holes we are used to in our wellness...

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  • Favorite pastime

    While tea gardens are a popular fixture in many parts of Turkey, I've never seen something as lively as Bursa's. And it's all over the city - from the atmospheric hans (Ottoman warehouses converted to shops and tea gardens) to popular places like Mahfel Mado, much of the city's real estate is devoted to what is arguably Bursa's favorite pastime -...

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Bursa Warnings and Dangers

  • Use the underpass

    Crossing Ataturk Caddesi is a risky proposition. The 5-lane one-way street does not have any trafffic crossing that curtail speeding. Coupled with Turkish driving skills, it's a recipe for disaster.Avoid one by using the pedestrian underpasses along Ataturk. It may take some effort to use them (noticed they're not friendly to the handicap plus...

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  • Heavy traffic

    Heavy traffic is one of the Bursa's problems which must be solved. Be very careful when you want to cross roads without using subways... Using subways is highly recommended to protect your life.

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Bursa Tourist Traps

  • Don't let the simple bars...

    Don't let the simple bars where only adult men population is seen, mislead you. These are not tourist traps nor women are forbidden. But we like to be away a bit from our wifes and enjoy being not reached here. Like men's clubs. Also as another advantage, young people do not prefer here. The result is a quite, relaxing atmosphere, every individual...

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  • This is a warning about buy...

    This is a warning about buy old things. Yes, of course is a 'tourist trap'. Why? Well, because everybody who love old things and antique dealers is located in a perfect city for their purpose. But probably your wallet will be lighter when you come back home... but is worthwhile if you find what are you looking for anyway.... Good luck everybody!

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Bursa What to Pack

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Better sport easy to wear clothes. Have in mind that if you intend to go skiing you will need a skiing costume, but do not worry to much - for about 10 bucks you can rent a skiing costume.

    Photo Equipment: Be sure to find a way to protect your camera from snow. Thats of course if you go on winter.

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Bursa Off The Beaten Path

  • CANDIED CHESNUT

    Bursa is famous for its Doner, silk, mosques and also candied chestnut. Best brand is KAFKAS.There are plenty of chestnut trees around Bursa. The sole species of chestnut, of which there are 16 species in the world, found in Turkey is the Anatolian chestnut (Castanea sativa), which grows over a broad area extending from the shores of Northern...

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  • Manuscript Library

    Turkey is the country which has the most number of manuscript books in all sciences among Islamic countries. There are 13 libraries which houses the manuscripts. The one in Bursa is the 3rd biggest manuscript library of Turkey with its 8773 manuscript books. It's called Inebey Library and it is mostly visited by academicians stuying on history,...

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  • 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...

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Bursa Sports & Outdoors

  • Skiing Uludag

    Not quite like Tahoe or the Rockies, but on par with what I've experienced in the Midwest of USA. Apparently here in Turkey, you can by an all-day unlimited pass, but more commonly people opt for the pay-per-run pass. You buy a ticket with as many runs as you want, getting a slightly better bargain for the higher numbers, and then every time you...

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  • Bursaspor - Bursa Ataturk Stadium

    Home of Bursaspor, one of the main football teams in the Turkish SuperLig, Champions on 2009-10.A stadium has stood on the site since 1930, although the current incarnation of the Bursa Ataturk Stadium was built in 1979The stadium, also known as the Timsah Arena, (Crocodile Arena) is a 25,456 all seater. The Turks are looking to expand the capacity...

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  • General Street Scenes

    Bursa is a modern city and the people couldn't have been more friendly.I took a few photos of some street scenes just to give a feel of the place.

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  • A river runs through it?

    I spotted this river running though the street nearby to the football stadium. I presume that is was a river rather than a sewer, although no fish were seen.

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  • The Heykel

    This is perhaps the first word you'll learn upon arrival in Bursa. It's posted in almost every dolmus (mini-bus/shared taxi) and bus, and it refers to Turkey's iconic political figure - Mustafa Kemal. And it's a cold slab of sculptured stone - a sculpture of Mustafa Kemal himself - simply translated 'statue' in English.The heykel is sort of the...

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Cumalikizik Village
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The Covered Market
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Yesil (Green) District
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Uludag Mountain
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Irgandi Bridge
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Tophane Clock Tower
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City Hall Building
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Koza Han
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Ulu Cami
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Seabus to save time
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Regular buses to Bursa
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Parking in the city
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Bursa City Buses
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Bursa - Uludag Teleferic lines
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Whirling dervishes in Bursa?!
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Do you like puppets? Then, meet Karagoz & Hacivat
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Folk Dance Competition
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Kultur Park
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Flying in From the UK
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Visit the Mosques
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Revolving Clock Tower
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Tophane Saat Kulesi (Tophane Clock Tower)
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Fountains at the Emir (Bey) Hani
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Speedy Ferry from Istanbul
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Altiparmak Area
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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in Bursa's Republic Square
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Kent Müzesi - City Museum
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Irgandi Bridge - Irgandi Köprüsü
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Muradiye Camii
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Muradiye Medrese & Tombs
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Yesil Cami
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Tombs of Osman and Orhan
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Ottoman Houses
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Restaurants Above the City on Slopes of Uludag
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Botanical Garden & Zoo
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