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    BBQ at Ulu Dag

    by explore_discover Updated Nov 24, 2015

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    The Grand Mountain (Ulu Dag) is about 3500 Meter Above sea level and mostly its clouded and permanent snow fall or rain, there are many restaurants on top where you can get BBQ Grill and order your perefered meat/beaf and enjoy the smoke of coal while smelling the meat it may kill you appitite but great fun with a breath taking view of trees surrounded by the snow and some bear look alike dogs (friendly)

    Address: Ulu Dag, Bursa

    Directions: Twisted and Turning road around 36 km distance from Bursa CBD

    The View My Host Mr. Yousuf on the right Me on the right showing some Paki Skill of BBQ Mr. Ahmet, Mr. Yousuf, Me and Dr. Metin
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    The Great Mosque, calligraphy.

    by Askla Written Aug 18, 2015

    Inside the mosque there are 192 monumental inscriptions on the walls and pillars presenting the ninety names of Allah in divani and kufi script written by the famous Ottoman calligraphers of that period. The mosque has one of the greatest examples of Islamic calligraphy in the world.

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    Yesil Türbe.

    by Askla Written Aug 18, 2015

    In a corner of the park surrounding the Yesil Cami we can find Yesil Türbe, or the Green Tomb. It is a mausoleum built for sultan Mehmet I who died in Edirne in May 1421. His body was brought fourty days later to Bursa and was buried in the türbe. He was the fifth sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
    Like Yesil Cami, the tomb has got its name after the green Iznik tiles that originally adorned its outside. The blue exterior tiles we now see were added after the earthquake in 1855. They were produced in Küthaya.
    The türbe contains the sarcophagus of Sultan Mehmet I and a number of other tombs belonging to members of his family.
    Due to the ceremonies going on at the mosque and the presence of several school classes I could not make my way into neither the türbe or the mosque, alas. (I couldn't even take a photo of the mosque from the outside due to all the people.)

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    Koza Han.

    by Askla Written Aug 18, 2015

    Koza Han was built in 1491 by sultan Beyazit II. It was both used as a caravanserai and a silk market. At that time Bursa was the last stop on the great silk road from China. It has remained the center of the silk industry and trade ever since then. The han is composed of an inner courtyard surrounded by two stories of shops. In the middle of the courtyard there is a little mosque, probably built at the same time as the han itself.
    If you have the possibility to come here in June or July, silkwork farmers bring sacks of white cocoons which are ready for spinning and you can get an insight of the processing work behind the delicate fabric.

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    The Great Mosque.

    by Askla Written Aug 18, 2015

    Ulu Cami, or the Great Mosque, was built between 1396 and 1399 by sultan Yildirim Bayezit I. Before a battle at Nicopolis, Beyazit had vowed to erect twenty mosques in Bursa should he be victorious. Afterwards he might have forgotten the vowe, or did he at least pretend to not remember exactly what he had vowed. All he built was one mosque but with twenty small domes instead of one big. These domes are supported by 30 pillars. The large central hall measures 63x50 metres. It was built in limestone.
    The mosque was burnt down by Tamerlane in 1402 and damaged by fires and by the earthquake in 1855.

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    Statue of Osman Gazi.

    by Askla Written Aug 18, 2015

    There is a statue of Osman Gazi in the middle of a round about connecting three main streets a few hundred metres north of the Great Mosque.
    Osman Gazi was the founder of the Osman Empire, also called the Ottoman Empire. He announced its independence in July 1299 and it came to last for very close 625 years, until the sultanate was dissolved in 1922.

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    Lovely calligraphy inside Ulu Cami (Great Mosque)

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Apr 27, 2015

    Ulu Cami (the Great Mosque) was, indeed, great. It was flanked by two high minarets. Inside you feel insignificant. The most stunning were the almost 200 signs of calligraphy (in Arabic alphabet) over its walls, columns and plates. Many consider that the Arabic calligraphy inside that mosque is the most beautiful of the world.

    Address: downtown

    Directions: historic part of Bursa

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    The fountain inside the Green Mosque

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Aug 23, 2014

    Do not miss this lovely fountain.
    It is located inside of the Green Mosque, and anybody can wash himself, men or women.
    Fountains in the middle of the mosques would find again in the Ulu Camii, in Bursa.

    Address: Inside the Green Mosque

    Directions: Doqntown Bursa

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    Bursa Zoo and Botanic park

    by hokomoko Written Apr 19, 2014

    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)

    Address: Soganli area.

    Directions: Buses from coach station or nr:15 bus from Heykel in city center.

    Website: http://www.bursahayvanatbahcesi.com/

    Bursa Zoo
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    Trilye - Zeytinbagi

    by muratkorman Written May 13, 2012

    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 ruins of old Byzantine churches and old Greek houses built at the end of the 19th Century. This town is under the protection by the Ministry of Culture so no one can destroy the old houses or rebuild them in a different style than the original one. The place is famous for its olives and had historically been inhabited by Greek artisans engaged in the silk trade. Zeytingbagi means olive yard. You can take a walk around the old narrow streets of Trilye, enjoy the architecture and the history, drink tea on the hill with the magnificent seaview and enjoy a delicious meal in one of the restaurants. You can buy olive and its products as souvenir.

    Address: Trilye

    View from the hill at the teahouse Trilye panaroma Fatih Mosque Local  products for sale The ruins of an old church
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    Mudanya

    by muratkorman Written May 13, 2012

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    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 of Independence. The house where it was signed, is one of the remarkable landmarks in town. You can take a walk on the seaside and enjoy the seaview and the lovely buildings. There are many restaurants where you can enjoy fish or a nice brunch.

    Address: Mudanya

    At the seaside of Mudanya Streets of Mudanya The signing place of Armistice of Mudanya Time to enjoy the sun and the sea Walking with friends
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    Cumalikizik Village

    by muratkorman Written May 12, 2012

    Cumalikizik is a village located 10 kilometers east of Bursa, at the foot of Uludag. Its history goes back to the Ottoman Empire's foundation period. Cumalikizik holds 270 historical houses. Some of these houses are in process of restoration and maintenance, and 180 of them are still being used as dwellings. In the village center, you can buy some local products such as homemade jams, noodles (eriste) and other products. This village is a popular spot for sunday brunch and you can find some details about that in my restaurant reviews.

    Address: Cumalikizik köyü

    At the village center On the narrow streets Local products in the marketplace Homemade breads and pastry Homemade jams and noodles
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    The Covered Market

    by muratkorman Written May 12, 2012

    The Covered Market is the central market area located near Ulu Cami and Koza Han. You can find many shops specialized in jewellery, textile, souvenirs and other merchandise. You can even find original shadow puppets of Karagöz and Hacivat from leather in the artisan shops area.

    Directions: Near Ulu Cami and Koza Han

    Inside the covered market 1 Shadow puppets 1 Inside the covered market 2 Shadow puppets 2 Shadow puppets 3
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    Yesil (Green) District

    by muratkorman Written May 12, 2012

    Yesil (Green) District is famous for Yesil Cami and Yesil Türbe. Yesil Cami (Mosque) and Yesil Türbe (Tomb) were built in early 15th century during Mehmet I era. You can see the tomb of Mehmet I and his family in the tomb. Unfortunately Yesil Mosque is under restoration and there is no access to inside.

    Yesil Cami Yesil T��rbe Tombs inside Yesil T��rbe 1 Tombs inside Yesil T��rbe 2 View of Bursa from Yesil District
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    Uludag Mountain

    by muratkorman Written May 12, 2012

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    Bursa is located on the skirts of Uludag mountain. During winter, Istanbul jetset spends the weekend in the ski resorts. But it is also fun to visit the mountain during spring for hiking. You can reach the peak by car or you can also take the funicular (Teleferik) from the city center. You have to pay entrance fee to Uludag National Park on the way to Uludag summit.

    Address: Uludag

    Uludag 1 Uludag 2 Uludag 3 Uludag 4 Uludag 5
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