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Bursa

Bursa was the Ottoman capital before Edirne - late 1200s-early 1300s. The two founding sultans of the Ottoman Empire, Orhan and Osman, are buried here. Bursa is also where the empire`s great architectural style was first developed. Today it is a city of 1.5 million people and is a rapidly developing industrial and commercial center. The city is located south of Istanbul and across from the Marmara Sea. Because of it`s location on the slopes of Uludag, the Bithynian Mount Olympus, it has a nickname "Green Bursa" because of the surrounding greenery and forests.

Bursa has also been known as a famous Jewish community. After the conquest of the city in 1324, sultan Orhan permitted building of the Etz ha-Hayyim Synagogue, which was used for over 600 years.

Some of the places to see in Bursa are:
- Muradiye - a cemetery of many Ottoman Sultans and Princes
- Mausoleum of Osman and Orhan Bey
- Ulu mosque, also called the "Grand Mosque", which is located in the commercial center of town, next to the covered bazaar and silk manufacturers` bazaar (Koza Han)
- The district called Yesil (green) is an important part of town with its turquise colored mosque and inner mausoleum which were built during the sultan Mehmet I period.


houses in Bursa
Ulubat Golu (Lake Ulubat), Bursa
Bursa houses
iznik muzesi
yesil turbe
Ottoman village
Zafer Plaza
Kozahan
Bursa spor stadium
Sucuk
Camii
Ice cream
Tree
Sign
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Dance
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Anatolian field
Twin cities of Bursa
Bursa fromthe park 1
Bursa from the park 2
Bursa from the park 4
The clock tower
The clock tower 2
Mausoleum of Osman Gazi 1
Mausoleum of Osman Gazi 2
Streets and houses of Bursa
Streets and houses of Bursa 2
Streets and houses of Bursa 3
The City Walls 1
The City Walls 2
The City Walls 3
House Renovation
Where to park a tractor!
Hamam
An old street
street
Trading Stall
Street Market
Pointed Hill
Refreshment Anyone?
Yeşil cami

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Bursa Mount Uludag | Bursa Ulu Camii - Grand Mosque | Bursa Yesil Camii - Green Mosque



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