Yeşil Türbesi at Dark

Yeşil Türbesi at Dark

Bursa’s Green Mausoleum (Yeşil Türbesi) is the resting place of Mehmet I Çelebi (1381-1421), the fifth Ottoman sultan. The tomb was constructed by the sultan himself and is located in his social complex in Bursa’s Yeşil (green) neighborhood on the east end...
Domes of the Old Bathhouse

Domes of the Old Bathhouse

Featured Fotoğrafı for January 9:  The twin domes of Eski Kaplıca Hamamı (Old Hot Spring Bathhouse) rise above the valley in Bursa’s Çekirge neighborhood.  Çekirge is famous for its therapeutic hot spring water.  The local Horhor Spring feeds mineral-rich, 90ºC water...
A Banner Year for Bursa: UNESCO Recognition

A Banner Year for Bursa: UNESCO Recognition

As 2014 comes to a close, we can confidently say that it’s been a good year in Bursa.  A lot of good things have happened this year that are helping to put Bursa on the map as a must-visit destination in Turkey. For example, the newly reconstructed cable car...
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...