Bursa Shopping and Districts
Holiday makers shopping for Turkish souvenirs in Bursa will be overwhelmed by the choice and quality of goods on offer in the city. In particular, Bursa has become very famous in Turkish for its colourful silks, which have been produced here for quite literally centuries and sold all over the city, particularly at the historic silk market of Koza Hani covered market (besesten).
The city is also something of a towel and bathrobe capital in Turkey, and located in central Bursa, the Ozdilek Shopping Centre is the perfect place to find some brightly coloured fluffy towels in all sizes.
Where to Shop
Close to the Ataturk Caddesi, the Zafer Plaza is perhaps the ultimate place to spend an afternoon's shopping in Bursa and this modern mall really stands out on the Cemal Nadir Caddesi, being a dramatic glass-glad pyramid and often compared to the Louvre Art Gallery
The Zafer Plaza great contrasts with the city's most traditional Turkish architecture and mosques and is otherwise known as the Pyramid Centre.
In total, there are more than 100 different outlets to the found at the Bursa Zafer Plaza, including a number of familiar designed brands and plenty of places to eat.
For a taster of traditional Turkish shopping, then do check out the covered bazaar of Bursa (Kapali Carsi), which is full of atmosphere and bargains. This bazaar is the perfect place to bargain over Ottoman silk scarves, linens, table clothes and clothing, and of course, towels and bathrobes. Don't miss a trip to the Old Mirrored Market of Bursa (Eski Aynali Carsi), where Karagoz shadow puppets are a speciality.