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Bursa, Yalova and Sapanca


Bursa

The first capital of the Ottoman Empire

Bursa; the first capital of the Ottoman Empire Standing alongside Turkey’s ‘Great Mountain’ (Mount Uludag), the city of Bursa may offer a rather modern appearance, but it was actually the 14th – century capital of the historic Ottoman Empire. Therefore, for many locals, Bursa really does serve as the origin of Turkish culture and remains a city with an extremely important past, which dates back more than 2.200 years. Bursa is very rich in religious monuments, mosques and a centre for silk trade. To take a day off, it is possible to visit Mount Uludag by cable cars, which is a ski resort as well as a national park.

Something you will also enjoy in Bursa is the warm, mineral- rich springs; indeed most of the hotels in this province have thermal bath facilities. The worldly-known Turkish Baths (Hamam) are great places that should be visited in Bursa.


Yalova

A peaceful and healing holiday

Yalova is a major port city in which many tourism activities take place such as thermal tourism, shore tourism, hunting tourism and nature tourism with sportive purposes. Especially the worldwide famous Thermal springs and Armutlu thermal springs has become the health, cure and resting destination of both Turkey and the Middle East.


Sapanca

Lake and mountain life in Summer & Winter

Sapanca is a settlement around the beautiful lake of Sapanca, rich in green and touristic hotels, motels, wellness centres and holiday resorts. Residing in the city of Sakarya, the province is close to Samanlı Mountains, and Kartepe is the highest mountain in the region and a winter tourism centre.