Yalova is a city located in northwestern Turkey, near the eastern coast of the Sea of Marmara. Yalova has several tourist attractions, such as the “Yalova Atatürk Mansion” used by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the modern Turkey, during his visits to the city.
The city is famous for its hot springs in Termal district, which gets its name from the Greek word, which means “warm”. Another attraction is the Karaca Arboretum on the way to Termal.
The uniquely beautiful waterfall and natural surroundings are 8 km away from the Üvezpınar village. The route leading to the waterfall is a perfect track for trekking and is a widely popular choice with both foreign and local tourists during the summer. Along this route there are unrivalled views of a dam lake, sea and natural surrounds which are perfect for photo-safaris, nature rambles and picnics.
Bursa City lies in the northwestern part of Turkey near the Sea of Marmara, about 20 km inland.
The Ottomans, who started as a small emirate in the countryside just east of Bursa, took control of their first major city, Bursa. As such, it served as the first capital city of the Ottoman Empire, from 1326, when it was captured from the Byzantines, to 1365, when the capital was moved to Edirne in European Turkey, as sultans started to turn their attention to Europe. Most of the historic sights of the city date back to this early period of the Ottomans.
Today, with a population of more than 2,500,000, Bursa is the fourth largest city in Turkey after Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir. It is famous for its peach, chestnut, and silk, although lately, heavy industry located in the outskirts of the city has surpassed these traditional industries. Furthermore, Uludag—one of the highest mountains in Turkey—lies very close to Bursa and is the main winter sports center of Turkey.
Uludağ is a mountain in Bursa Province, Turkey, with an elevation of 2,543 m. It is a popular center for winter sports such as skiing, and a national park of rich flora and fauna. Summer activities, such as trekking and camping, also are popular.
The Grand Mosque of Bursa (Ulucami)
Bursa Grand Mosque or Ulucami is a mosque in Bursa, Turkey. Built in the Seljuk style, it was ordered by the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I and built between 1396 and 1399. The mosque has 20 domes and 2 minarets.
Inkaya Old Tree
Inkaya -a huge centuries- old (approximately 600 years) plane tree with an open-air café sheltered by its deep shadow, on the foothills of (and just off the road to) Uludağ.
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