The Sea of Marmara and the North Aegean Sights

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Bursa 12

Pergamum (Bergama) 4

Gallipoli 4

Iznik 4

Troy (Truva) 2

Çanakkale 2

Cunda Island (Ali Bey Adasi) 1

Ayvalik 1

Behramkale (Assos) 1

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Memorial/ Monument/ Tomb 4

Military Site 1

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Museum/ Gallery 10

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A popular spa since Roman times, Termal is a good stop if you're en route from Yalova to either İznik or Bursa. The springs were used...

Tomb and Mosque of Abdülvahap

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

If you're looking for a good spot to watch the sunset over İznik Lake, the tomb of Abdülvahap Sultan Sancaktarı, a hero of the battle...

Troy (Truva)

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The wooden horse that stands outside the site is a modern addition, there to remind us of Homer's epics, but the city walls, layer upon...

Türk İslam Eserleri Müzesi

  • Museum/Gallery

To the west of Yeşil Cami, this small museum in an attractive 15th-century medrese (theological school) is part of a complex that...

Ulu Cami

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Bursa's most important mosque dates from 1399, when Sultan Beyazıt had it constructed after vowing to build 20 mosques if he was victorious...

Uludağ Milli Parkı

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To fully appreciate why Bursa is called Green Bursa, visit lush Uludağ Milli Parkı. The 30-minute trip up the ultramodern teleferik...

Uluumay Müzesi

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A fine, albeit small, collection of traditional costumes from the lands of the Ottoman Empire, some dating back centuries, is on display...

Yeşil Cami

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

A juxtaposition of simple form, inspired stone carving, and spectacular tile work, this is among the finest mosques in Turkey. Work on...

Yeşil Türbe

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The "Green Tomb," built in 1421, is the final resting place of Mehmet I Çelebi. It's actually covered in blue tiles, added after an...

Çimenlik Fortress

  • Museum/Gallery

The main reason to come here is for the sweeping view of the mouth of the Dardanelles and the Aegean, but the long history and exhibits...