Istanbul Day 5 – Bursa and Uludag

 Day 5. 6 April 2010. We went to Bursa and Uludag on a full day excursion away from Istanbul.

Bursa is the fourth largest city in Turkey, situated around 1o0km northwest of Istanbul. One of the most industrialized centers in Turkey, Bursa is the center of the Turkish automotive, textile and food industry. The city is synonymous with Mount Uludağ which towers behind its core and which is also a famous ski resort. The mausoleums of early Ottoman sultans are located in Bursa and the numerous edifices built throughout the Ottoman period constitute the city’s main landmarks. The surrounding fertile plain, its thermal baths, several interesting museums, notably a rich museum of archaeology, and a rather orderly urban growth are further principal elements that complete Bursa’s overall picture.

Uludag (literally means “Great Mountain”) is a wintersports center and a national park, the highest mountain in Marmara region (2,543m).

Route to Bursa

 To go to Bursa from Istanbul one can take ferry to Yalova and then drive to Bursa. From Bursa Uludag can be reached through a cable car (teleferik) or a car. Alternatively, from Istanbul one can drive all the way to Bursa, via a short ferry trip for otherwise long driving along Gulf of Izmid.

We’re picked up at our hotel  around 8:30am by a feeder van for rearrangement in the Senkron tour agent office at Arasta Bazaar, at the back of Blue Mosque. The cost for this Bursa and Uludag tour is 90 Euro per person.

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Crossing the bay to Eskihisar

 

Stop by at Luks Safranbolu Lokumcusu for Turkey's delights
Sea of Marmara between Yalova and Bursa

 

Bursa and its Osman Gazi statue. Othman is the leader of Ottoman Turks, the founder of the dynasty that established and ruled Ottoman Empire.
Bursa's Kapali Carsi (Covered Bazaar)
With Bursaspor Football Club flag. Now it's qualified for European Champion League
Bursa Ulu Camii built in 1399
Inside Bursa Ulu Camii
Iskender Kebab!
At Uludag
Uludag - hotel area
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6 thoughts on “Istanbul Day 5 – Bursa and Uludag”

  1. Pak Wahyu, salam kenal,
    boleh di share donk pak, apa ke Uludag dari Istanbul ini satu hari saja sudah cukup?
    Kami berencana ke Turki tahun depan insyaAllah. Dan ingin ke Uludag, namun masih bingung apa perlu menginap di Bursa, atau bisa dilaju dari Istanbul saja pulang pergi.

    Terima Kasih sebelumnya, Salam,

    Yoki
    abufida.com

  2. Pak Yoki, sewaktu saya ke sana tahun 2010, saya ikut tour. Dijemput jam 8.30pagi terus berangkat jam 9 ke Bursa dan Uludag. Sempet makan siang dan mengunjungi masjid dan pasar di Bursa sebelum ke Uludag. Di Uludagnya sendiri gak sampe 2jam kali. Kami sampai hotel kembali jam 9-an malam. Cukup melelahkan jika harus “melaju” tapi bukannya tidak mungkin. Kalau ada waktu mending nginep, biar puas di Bursa/Uludag-nya. BTW transport umum di Bursa/Uludag tidak semudah di Istanbul, jadi perlu dipertimbangkan untuk selalu ikut tour. Mudah-mudahan membantu

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