Bursa in Southern Marmara is inhabited by roughly 1,400,000 people.
Bursa is located about 200 miles (322 kilometers) west of the national capital Ankara and approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Istanbul.
It’s impossible to truly understand a place until you know its story; thankfully Bursa has preserved the Muradiye Complex, one of its most important historic places. It is good to explore this site and also other local heritage buildings to obtain a history lesson about the people and events that shaped this area.
Hikers will be pleased to learn that Bursa also has a few larger nature preserves which offer beautiful surrounds and remarkable flora and fauna. To tour one of the major local nature reserves, visit Uludag National Park.
The Bursa region’s major attractions often overshadow its less visited, but equally interesting sights. The Great Mosque, The Great Mosque, the Bayezid I Mosque and the Emir Sultan Mosque are four great spots to finish your explorations into this fascinating holiday destination.