Bursa Travel Guide

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Bursa is known as the green city. It is a very attractive city and 150km south of  Istanbul. In winter  one can ski in the nearby Uludağ mountain.  There are two ways to visit Uludağ, one is by a cable  railcar or by road. If you go by a car, make sure you visit the  oldest  Plane Tree on the edge of the mountain at Çekirge. The tree is more than 550 years old.  Bursa is well-known with its hot springs since byzantine era.  The famous Turkish Baths are located all over the town in all the hotels. Also the most famous Turkish Kebab called, Iskender, is invented in that city, make sure you eat it if you visit the city.  Plus the world famous chesnat candies are made in Bursa, also turkish towels are the best in whole country.

It is a very important city in Turkish history since it was the first capital of Ottoman Empire. Graves of the first 6 Ottoman Empires as well as very many historic mosques and other building are found in the city.  Ulu Cami is the most important one to visit.

Although it is known as the green city, nowadays it is not as green as the good old days. It turned to be an industrial city. Textile and automotive industry is very strong in Bursa.

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