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...
A Visit to the Bursa Zoo

A Visit to the Bursa Zoo

The Bursa Zoo (hayvanat bahçesi) is a nice little animal park located in Bursa’s Soğanlı neighborhood next to Bursa’s spacious Botanik Park. Situated on 20 hectares of tree-shaded green space, the zoo houses 700 animals representing nearly 100 species from all over...