THE BEST OF BURSA: HIGHLIGHTING THE BEST OF BURSA, TURKEY
      Lovely Suuçtu Waterfall

      Lovely Suuçtu Waterfall

      About a half-hour drive south of the town of Mustafakemalpaşa at the end of a narrow, winding road is found one of the Bursa area’s many fantastic natural gems: Suuçtu Waterfall (also written Su Uçtu, lit “water flew”). Hidden away in the protected Suuçtu Nature Park,...
      Uluabat Lake

      Uluabat Lake

      On a warm, sunny April afternoon, we stood at the top of the lookout tower in the little lakeside village of Eskikaraağaç, gazing out over the beautiful Uluabat Lake. The lake stretched across the olive tree-blanketed plains under a clear blue sky and against a...
      A Peek into Ayvaini Cave

      A Peek into Ayvaini Cave

      A guest post by Matt Conley Ayvaini Cave is one of Bursa’s lesser known natural jewels. Located about 2 kilometers south of Uluabat Lake not far from the town of Mustafakemapaşa, the cave was discovered in 1970 by three Spaniards and officially opened to the public in...
      Bursa’s Oldest Living Resident

      Bursa’s Oldest Living Resident

      “This must be it,” my friend Ahmet told me as we pulled up to the edge of the centuries-old stone-walled cemetery in Bursa’s little Armutköy village. “But it looks more like a çınar to me.” Bursa is famous for its collection of 600 and 700-year-old çınar (plane)...
      Natural Bursa by Özgür Altınkaynak

      Natural Bursa by Özgür Altınkaynak

      There are some truly beautiful natural areas in and around Bursa. When a skilled photographer captures Bursa’s natural beauty on camera, I am both impressed and inspired. That’s why when I ran across Özgür Altınkaynak’s photography of Bursa’s nature, I asked him if I...
      A Walk through Sadağı Canyon

      A Walk through Sadağı Canyon

      Sadağı Canyon lies hidden in the rugged mountainous area of Bursa’s Orhaneli district high up on Uludağ. The canyon is one of Bursa’s natural gems, and an accessible, 1.8-kilometer trail follows the babbling mountain stream that runs through the serene canyon. The...
      Bursa Weather by the Seasons

      Bursa Weather by the Seasons

      One of the questions I often get asked by friends who live outside of Turkey is, “What’s the weather like in Bursa?” Some people immediately follow with another question: “It’s a lot like a desert, isn’t it?” When I respond by saying no, they sometimes look a little...