The center of all activity in Bursa, the Koza Han was once one of Turkey's main silk hubs. Credited to Sultan Beyazid II, this silk market dates back to 1491 and is the go-to place for tourists when it comes to silk accessories, shawls, scarves and other silken wonders. Moreover, the rectangular courtyard here is dotted with shops and cafes. Apart from the wares being sold here, the building itself is a wonderful and enduring example of Turkish artistry and architecture, replete with blue tile designs and Ottoman-style archways; making it a popular shopping and tourist destination.
If shopping proves therapeutic for you then you cannot miss going to the Covered Market (Kapali Çarsi) in Bursa. This bustling market has many shops and stalls where you can lay your hands on local textiles and crafts. Silk is the major potboiler here and the market has an impressive variety of silk textiles and fabrics. You can also stock up that shopping bag with antiques and handicrafts. A must visit for all shoppers!