Bursa is currently Turkey`s fourth-biggest city and now very much revolves around its central Republic Square. Standing alongside Turkey`s Great Mountain,the city of Bursa may offer a rather modern appearance ,but was actually the 14th century capital of the historic Ottomon Empire.Bursa really does serve as the origin of Turkish culture and remains a city with a an extremely important past which dates back more than 2200 years.
1-ULU MOSQUE:This is is the largest mosque in Bursa and a landmark of early Ottoman architecture built at the end of 14th century. It is a large and rectangular building with a total of twenty domes that are arranged in four rows of five, and these are supported by twelve columns. The mosque has two minarets.
2-ULUDAG MOUNTAIN:Bursa is located on the skirts of Uludag mountain. You can reach the peak by car or you can also take the funicular (Teleferik) from the city center. You have to pay entrance fee to Uludag National Park on the way to Uludag summit.
3-BURSA ZOO AND BOTANIC PARK:These two atraction sites are in the same large area. The zoo is a very large and beautiful place. Its a must to see with her green atmosphere and good collection. There is an aquarium also and a souvenir shop.
4-CUMALIKIZIK VILLAGE:Cumalikizik is a village located 10 kilometers east of Bursa, at the foot of Uludag. Its history goes back to the Ottoman Empire's foundation period . In the village center, you can buy some local products such as homemade jams, noodles (eriste) and other products. This village is a popular spot for sunday brunch.Cumalikizik holds 270 historical houses .
5-TOPHANE CLOCK TOWER:Tophane Clock Tower was built at Sultan Abdülaziz Time (1861-1876) as a fire tower. The first tower, which has got Bursa view and had a clock at the third floor, was ruined. Another tower was rebuilt at the same place in 1906. There was a round clock quadrant at each side of the top floor. Today, an electronic clock has been put instead of the original one. The tower is still used as a fire observation tower.