Tucked away in an unassuming residential neighborhood a few blocks from Nilüfer’s bustling Fatih Sultan Mehmet (F.S.M.) Boulevard lies the eclectic and lively oasis known as Podyum Park Bursa. Newly opened in 2015, Podyum Park is an open-air dining, shopping, and entertainment center catering to crowds and enthusiasts of all kinds. From families to athletes to music lovers, there’s a little bit for everyone at Podyum Park.
Pubs, coffee houses, and a variety of excellent restaurants line a fountain-centerpieced walkway anchored on one end by a large reception hall/event center and on the other end by a cinema, an upscale supermarket, and an assortment of small specialty shops. At the far end of the park, the Ferris wheel of the Star Park amusement center and the giant water slides of the Aqua Park aquatic center tower above the manicured Chinese garden and koi pond. For athletes, Podyum Park offers a fitness center, a tennis club, a basketball court, a walking track, and a small skate park, while music enthusiasts can enjoy live music on the weekends at the Jolly Joker nightclub.
For my family, a good time at Podyum Park usually consists of a meal at one of our favorite restaurants followed by an opportunity for the kids to burn off some energy at the children’s playground in the center of the park. Some days we catch a movie at the cinema and other days we spend the afternoon in the pool at Aqua Park. No matter what we end up doing, a trip to Podyum Park is usually a fun time for the entire family.
With an eclectic selection of shops, restaurants, and activities for all kinds of people, Podyum Park is an enjoyable, lively oasis hidden away in an otherwise quiet residential neighborhood.
Podyum Park Bursa is at the corner of Nilüfer Hatun Caddesi and Gazi Caddesi in Nilüfer’s Cumhuriyet neighborhood. The easiest way to get there is by car or taxi. But if you’d rather take public transportation, a number of city buses can get you there. From downtown, consider buses 9-M, 9-D, or B42-A. From the main bus terminal, 95-A and 43-H will get you there. Or from Nilüfer metro station, take bus B-8.