Bursa is located in the north-western part of Turkey and was the initial capital of the Ottoman Empire. The city has a number of masaajid many of them built as early as the 13th and 14th century.
The Ulucami Masjid is located in downtown and was built in 1399. The architecture of the masjid resembles the architecture of Seljuq buildings. The other masaajid are Orhan Camii ve Kulliyesi, Muradiye Camii, Celal Bayar Müzesi, Emir Sultan Camii and Yesil Camii.
The Yesil Turbe is the tomb of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed and is an important landmark in the city. Other mausoleums include Gazi Timurtaş Paşa Türbesi and Emir Sultan Türbesi. At the foothills of Uludag is an ancient tree as old as 600 years old, the Inkaya. Some of the historic monuments in the city are Daruzziyafe, Balibey Han and Koza Han.
Bursa also has a number of hammams or traditional Turkish baths. Bursa is located in a geologically active area and has water rich in minerals. Travellers should definitely enjoy a traditional experience at one of the baths in the city. Separate facilities are available for men and women.
Bursa has a main silk market and travellers to the city make sure that they buy silk. The Koza Han Silk Bazaar is one of the main markets in the city.
Dining is a great experience in the city and visitors should surely try out the Iskender kebap, a dish original to the city. The dish is made of roasted and sliced lamb spread on diced pieces of bread. Another similar dish is Pideli Köfte. For those who have a sweet tooth, the Candied Chestnut is an excellent choice.
Bursa has a metro line that connects the downtown area to the suburbs in the northwest.