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Washington - Bursa
2 stop - 55h
12 February 2019, Tuesday 22:55

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Bursa, Turkey

'' The City Made of Tiny, Little Stones

Bursa, the home for numerous civilizations, is the fourth most populated city in Turkey that is located on the northwestern part of Anatolia surrounded by Uludağ Mountain. Since the city, referred as the Anatolia's gateway to the west, is residing on the historical silk road connecting Marmara and Aegean regions, it has been an attraction point for commercial, industrial and cultural activities throughout the history.

Bursa, resembling an open-air museum with its rich cultural and historical heritage accompanied by its natural beauties, is a city of touristic and industrial activities with the contribution of its factories and economic activities along with its well-known textile products such as silk and tower, Izniktiles with well-spread reputation, locally made knives. It is worth noticing its local delights as well chestnut sweets, peaches and Iskender kebab. Uludağ Mountain should also be mentioned for being a great winter tourism center.

The city with a history dating back to 700 B.C., was named after Prusias, the ruler of the Kingdom of Bithynia and the founder of the city. The name had been transformed into Prusa and later, had been referred as Bursa due to the adaptation to Turkish language. The city, referred as Mysia in documents of Homeros, had been ruled by Roman and Byzantine Empires. The city had significantly developed during the first 200 years-longgovernance of the Ottoman Empire, especially compared to other Anatolian towns.

Places to See

In Bursa, the home for over 2000 cultural and historical artifacts and edifices, influences of Byzantine and Ottoman Empires as well as the Republican Period is still present. Since the city was the first capital of Ottoman Empire, it has many architectural buildings that belong to early periods of Ottoman Empire compare to other Anatolian towns. The architectural style is the synthesis of Islamic and Turkish architecture.

Starting with the governance of Orhan Gazi, the second ruler of Ottoman Empire, the city had developed outside of its citadel. Many historical buildings had been constructed during that period, forming the core of the city today; a school, a hospital, a bridge, a public soup-kitchen, a caravanserai and a public Turkish Bath.However, the historical treasures of the city is not limited with those since it also has several mosques, Islamic-ottoman social complexes, tombs, public houses, madrassahs, poorhouses and covered Turkish bazaars.

The Grand Mosque of Bursa, constructed in 1400 by the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I, is one of the oldest mosques in Turkish-Islamic world. The mosque, which is a symbol of the city, is considered as the fifth most important mosque in the Islamic world, after the mosques in Mecca, Medina, Jerusalem and Damascus. The construction of Green Mosque (Yeşil Cami), a part of Green Social Complex (Yeşil Külliye), had started during the governance of Mehmed, I and had been completed under the rule of Murad, II. Green Tomb (Yeşil Türbe), located next to the mosque, is the graveyard of Mehmed, I. The place isacknowledged as one of the greatest and rarest examples of architectural buildings decorated with the tile art which was made by famous Iznik tiles. Emir Sultan Mosque and Emir Sultan Social Complex was constructed by the daughter of the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I and named after Sultan's son-in-law. The complex is also home for the graveyard of Emir Sultan, surroundedwith cypress and plane trees. It is the second most visited religious complex in Turkey, after Eyüp Sultan Mosque in Istanbul.

Starting with the Tombs of Osman and Orhan, the first and second governor of Ottoman Empire, there are several burial places of Sultans, Sultan's sonsand important Islamic leaders. The Quarter of Bazaars (Hanlar Bölgesi), reflecting the dynamism of the city's economy, consists of significantly important historical public houses and covered bazaars. Located in the heart of the city, this commercial complex is the most vivid and crowded shopping center in the town with numerous shopping options. The French Church -referred also as Santa Maria Church- from 19th century, Koimesis Church from 8th century located in the town, İznik, Geruş Synagogue constructed in 16th.century by Ottoman Sultan Selim, II as the place of worship for Sephardi Jews who were settled in Bursa after being expelled from Iberian Peninsula and Ets Ahayim Synagogue, the first synagogue that was constructed by Ottoman Empire are significantly important religious complexes that should be visited.

Bursa is the home for 18 museums; 7 public museums and 11 private museums. Among them are; Bursa City Museum, the first city museum in Turkey, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, Tofaş Museum of Cars and Anatolian Carriages, the first and the only museum of cars in Turkey, the Museum of Sylviculture, Bursa Museum of Archeology and Karagoz Museum where the best artworks of Karagöz shadow play artists are exhibited.

The city is also referred as the Green Town (Yeşil Şehir) thanks to its 833 monumental trees with the age ranging between 100- 600 and its floraldiversity forming the green texture of the city. Uludağ Ski Resort is the most important winter sports center in Turkey thanks to its mesmerizing view, easy accessibility along with its snow depth, snow quality and qualified ski-runs enabling a joyful skiing experience. Besides, the city is accommodating various facilities designed for outdoor activities or other sport types such as paragliding, grass skiing, water- skiing and riding.

Su Uçtu Waterfall in the town, Mustafakemalpaşa, formed by the fraction of fault lines, is sloping from 38 meter heights. Saitabat Waterfall is formed by waters sources in Uludağ, similar with Softaboğan Waterfall. The waterfall can be seen in heights of Bakacak, overlooking lowlands of Bursa. Iznik Lake the fifth biggest lake in Turkey, Inegöl Forests, Sansarak Canyon, Oylat Valley, Ayvaini and Oylat Caves, healing hot springs and water springs, lowlands and Ulubat Bird Sanctuary are other natural wonders in Bursa that must-be-seen.

You cannot see enough of Bursa, the city with many historical and natural treasures. Among them are; the village of Cumalıkızık that is founded in early 14th century and accommodating well-protected Turkish houses built in Ottoman architectural style, the village of Tirilye in Mudanya with gracious old houses built in Byzantine and Greek architectural style, the Watch Tower (Saat Kulesi) built by Ottoman Sultan Abdülaziz, Irgandı Bridge built by Timurtaş Pasha in 1442, that is one of the finest and rarest examples of bridges with four rows and 730 years old plane tree called Ağlayan symbolizing the town, Gölyazı.

What to Eat?

Founded in fruitful lands, Bursa was a home for various civilizations throughout the history along with Seljuk and Ottoman Empires. This was reflected in rich culinary culture and heritage of the city, passing from generations to generations. Prepared with a great care, the city is offeringplenteous local delights; soups, dishes prepared with olive oil, dishes prepared with meat, sea foods and deserts have a well-spread reputation not only in Turkey but also in other parts of the world. Iskender Kebab, Inegöl Köftesi ( the specialty meatball of the town, Inegöl), Pideli Köfte (meatballs with the pita bread), Kelle Peyniri( the local cheese of the town, Mihaliç), KemalpaşaTatlısı ( Kemal Pasha desert) and Kestane Şekeri (chestnut sweets ) are the most well-known, however, süthelvası ( halva made with milk), Bursa kısırı (the local bulgur salad), Ciğer Kebabı (kebab made with liver), pazılı Tirilye kebabı ( the local kebab of the town, Tirilye made with silver beef leaves), sakızlı kebap ( the local kebab made with a gum mastic), köbete ( the dough filled with rice), Muradiye çorbası (the specialty soup of the town, Muradiye), kestaneli lahana sarması ( stuffed cabbage leaves with chestnuts) and incir dolması (stuffed figs) are famous local delights of Bursa.

How to Reach?

Bursa, Anatolia's gateway to the west, can be reached via airlines, highways and seaways. For those who prefer highways, it should be reminded that the city is 156 km., 330 km. and 387 km. far from Istanbul, Izmır and Ankara respectively. The main bus terminal is 10 km. away from the city center.

For those who prefer seaways, it should be reminded that Bursa- Istanbulferry linesare operating on daily basis. The trip does take 75 minutes with additional 15 minutes-longtrip on highways. It is possible to take a ferry between Istanbul and Yalova with your personal car.Later, it takes, respectively, 15 minutes and 1 hour and a half to reach to Yalova and Bursa city centers from Yenikapı Seaport. In addition to those options, there are fast ferry lines between Mudanya Güzelyalı and Istanbul Yenikapı Seaports.

Moreover, it is possible to use services of Helitaksi (the helicopter services used as a taxi) in order to reach to 100 different locations in Istanbul within 30 minutes.

For those who prefer airlines, there are daily flights to Bursa Yenişehir Airport operated by Turkish Airlines and other private airline companies. The airport is located 50 km. far from the city center.

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