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“Beautiful silks and beautiful courtyard”
Review of Koza Hani

Koza Hani
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Private Tour: Bursa Day Trip from Istanbul
Ranked #3 of 83 things to do in Bursa
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This marketplace consists mainly of merchants selling silks and brocades.
Istanbul, Turkey
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Beautiful silks and beautiful courtyard”
Reviewed 31 October 2011

This old time "shopping mall" is full of beautiful silks. scarves, dresses, ties.... all sorts. But I personally thought that the courtyard itself was the main sight. With a few big maples trees in the middle, it is a must to enjoy a glass of tea and the grand old building.

Visited October 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Buy scarves for yourself and friends.”
Reviewed 23 January 2011

Lived in Bursa for two years, and enjoyed shopping in the Koza Han. Do ask if scarves were made in Bursa or Turkey -- most vendors will tell you which come from China or India. Some locally hand-screened smaller scarves, mostly with floral motifs, can be had for the equivalent of $5-10. Best buys are probably in the $25 range. Great gifts for those back home. And amazingly warm.
Enjoy Turkish coffee and simit in the interior courtyard, and shop in the adjacent bazaar for locally made jewelry (quality varies) and some good Ottoman reproductions. Check out shop where one can buy Karagoz puppets and perhaps even see a puppet show: then, you are in a very interesting part of the bazaar. Also a good place to exchange money if you need to do that. Just compare rates.
Outside, if you ask, you can find streets where knifemakers' wares are for sale: this was once an important part of Bursa's economy, and we brought home some curved pide knives for our cooking friends. Also interesting: long, almost spatula-like doner carving knives, used for kebab.

Visited February 2010
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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,004 helpful votes
“An Open Bazaar”
Reviewed 7 April 2010

Koza Hanı, is one of the 4 similar open bazaars of Bursa, dating back to 15th century. It has been renovated back in 1950s and it still serves as a shopping place mainly for textile and silk made goods. Its courtyard hosts small cafés and a small mosque. The atmosphere is very serene and mystical. It worths to take a short coffee break in this lovely place.

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