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Address: Hisar District, Bursa, Turkey
Description: Located in one of the city's lovely gardens are the Mausoleums of Osman...
Located in one of the city's lovely gardens are the Mausoleums of Osman, the founder of the Ottoman Empire, and his son Orhan Gazi.
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Very serene place - well worth visiting

We combines this tomb with 4-5 other landmarks and by the time we got there were rather tired. This was a nice, cool place to rest before continuing. Over and above that the two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We combines this tomb with 4-5 other landmarks and by the time we got there were rather tired. This was a nice, cool place to rest before continuing. Over and above that the two tombs (for the first two sultans of the Ottoman Dynasty is well worth visiting. The ancient trees around the tombs and the birds eye view of... More 

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Bursa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Definitely a place must to visit in Bursa. Visit is essential part of Bursa trip and will inform you about beginning of Ottoman Empire.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

These two tombs, reconstructed during 1860's after earthquake demolition, rest atop a beautiful summit over looking Bursa flow down two mountains to the plain below. The tombs are overly-done as expected of the first two Sultans. Surrounded by other family members in undecorated, covered containers, you can feel the power of a Sultan by standing just a few feet from... More 

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Kusadasi, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Osman Gazi & Orhan Gazi, founder of Ottoman empire and his son, two important Ottoman sultan whom they made a great effort both to establish and to enlarge the Ottoman state. Osman gazi, the firts sultan and founder of Ottoman empire, was born in Sogut, Bilecik in 1258 as the son of Ertugrul gazi from Kayı tribe, had a big... More 

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Giza, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Simple, humbling tombs for the man who started an empire that lasted for centuries and expanded across vast reaches. Very humbling indeed. Quite a hike to climb if on foot, and we were, yet it was worse the effort, especially to look down on the city below.

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Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

actually no to be missed if one goes to Bursa as it is those Sultans that made the city to become so important

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

These are on top of a hill and there is a tea shop nearby. It overlooks the whole city, has a nice view. Also there are restaurants on the way. You can take a break here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

This (Osman Gazi's) was the grandest of all tombs of sultans I have yet to come across in Turkey so far. Visiting Orhan Gazi's tomb was also a very grand and humbling experience. Osman Gazi was a very grand man as Allah seemed him fit and destined him to lead an empire that would control the world for over 600... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

So I guess I must have not heard where we were going before I entered the building because I didn't realize until after we left who was actually in the tombs. Its pretty profound to know the people who founded the Ottoman Empire are still taken care of.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

Previous review explains really well why this place is so important. This is resting place for few very important figures of the Ottoman Empire, expecially Osman Gazi (you can see many streets named after him in all Turkey). You would probably be surprised, why here in Bursa, not in Istanbul, but this town was always in the centre of Turkish... More 

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Address: Hisar District, Bursa, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Bursa Province  >  Bursa

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