- 2020-08-18 10:08 AM
Silk market. Bursa's most beautiful attractions
The ancient silk market or The Koza Khan Market in Bursa, one of the city's most important tourist destinations, with a rich history and authentic charm that you can touch in every corner, is no wonder it's already one of bursa's most visited sites.
Located just a few hours from The Turkish city of Istanbul, Bursa is now a large, crowded city, popular with tourists visiting famous landmarks, including The Mountain of Monks, Turkey's highest mountain, and, of course, bursa's ancient silk market.
A brief history of the ancient silk market in Bursa
Bursa was the first capital of the Ottoman Empire and retained this status from 1326 to 1365. Today, it is the country's fourth most populous city and is now home to a number of industries, including the country's automobile industry.
In Turkish, the city is known as Green Bursa because of its many parks and gardens, as well as its wonderful location, taking you on a fascinating and memorable tour between beautiful atmospheres and stunning scenery, not to mention the wonderful sights.
The ancient silk market in Bursa, in fact the world's silk capital, was reportedly built to take advantage of this thriving local industry and to strengthen the city's 500-year global center of silk trade.
Although today the old silk market in Bursa is no longer as important as it is in the past, but it is certainly a great place to visit and shop among the most beautiful local products, so that it can now be better than before, thanks to more regulation and expansion of products, especially with its connection to several problem markets in what is known as the covered market in Bursa.
There are still many original old khans on the market, including the charming old Koza Han built in 1451. These days, the ground floor of Koza Han has been converted into a beautiful tea garden with plenty of seats available.
Shopping at Koza Han Bursa Market
Indeed, many locals meet with friends at this market, with a cup of tea or coffee, while some enjoy the atmosphere while reading a book. On the other hand, most tourists prefer to wander around the upstairs galleries, along with many shops that sell all kinds of silk products imaginable.
No matter what you're looking for, no matter what taste you have, everything that's made of silk, you'll find it at the ancient silk market in Bursa. Just remember though, not all the silk sold in the shops comes from bursa, much of it has been brought out of the stock exchange.
Unfortunately, you may also get goods that are not made of 100% pure silk, some made entirely of synthetic materials. As a rule, pay attention to prices because pure silk always costs more.
As with almost all markets and bazaars, traders seek to sell their goods at the highest price, so feel free to bargain dear traveler to lower the price of the product, and bargains can be fun, even if you don't need a better price.
The best hotels near Souk
Caravan Saray Hotel Bursa City
This hotel is a 15-minute walk from Silk Market, the Grand Mosque, and the hotel has a restaurant, lounge and valet service. A free breakfast buffet and free Wi-Fi are provided in public areas. In addition, coffee and tea are available in a common area, 24-hour room service and on-site conference space.
All 112 rooms offer free Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service and satellite-channel LED TVs. Other facilities available to guests include minibars and hair dryers.
Located near bursa's silk market, this hotel has a restaurant, a business centre and a conference space, and free Wi-Fi in public areas and free self-parking. Other facilities include concierge services, a 24-hour reception and tour assistance.
All 72 rooms have free Wi-Fi, a minibar and satellite-enabled LCD TVs. Guests will also find room service (within fixed hours), excellent bed linen, coffee and tea machines.
Hotel Kitabevi Special Class
This romantic hotel is a 15-minute walk from Osman Ghazi Shrine and the Grand Mosque, as well as the Kuza Khan Market.
The hotel has a restaurant and a coffee shop, a free cooked breakfast cooked on request and free Wi-Fi in public areas.
All 13 rooms feature great touches such as pillow menus and bathrobes, as well as free Wi-Fi and satellite-channel LCD TVs. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, minibar and coffee machines.
Grand Bursa Hotel
Located a 10-minute walk from Koza Khan Market and Bursa Museum, this hotel features dry cleaning, a 24-hour reception and free newspapers. A free breakfast buffet, free Wi-Fi are provided in public areas and free valet service. In addition, there is an on-site garden and a TV in a common area.
All 40 rooms offer amenities such as refrigerators and electric kettles, as well as free Wi-Fi and satellite-channel LCD TVs, as well as other amenities available to guests with room service, free water bottles and hair dryers.