THE BEST OF BURSA: HIGHLIGHTING THE BEST OF BURSA, TURKEY
      A Çaycı in Koza Han’s Wall

      A Çaycı in Koza Han’s Wall

      Friday’s Fotoğrafı, 20 February: This çaycı (tea seller) is hard at work in his tea shop in the inner wall of historical Koza Han. The Koza Han courtyard is an excellent place to pass time sipping tea with friends on a sunny day under the cover of an umbrella. The...
      Çukur Han’s Hidden Entrance

      Çukur Han’s Hidden Entrance

      There are more than a dozen hans scattered throughout Bursa’s downtown bazaar complex.  Çukur Han is one of my favorites.  Maybe one of the reasons I like it so much is that it’s a little hard to find.  Tucked away among the bazaar’s booths and shops, the front...
      Koza Han’s Front Door

      Koza Han’s Front Door

      Shoppers come and go through the monumental main gate of Koza Han, one of Bursa’s most famous landmarks.  Built in 1491, Koza Han was an important stop on the Silk Road and a major trading center for the local silk industry.  Today in Koza Han, peaceful tea gardens...