The assorted galleries of Bursa’s covered bazaar and lesser hans sell clothes, silk goods, towels, bolts of cloth and furniture, all Bursa province specialities. The nearby bedesten is given over to the sale and warehousing of jewellery and precious metals.
The centrepiece of the bazaar is the Koza Hanı, or “Silk-Cocoon Hall”, flanking Koza Parkı. Built in 1490, when Bursa was the final stop on the Silk Route from China, it’s still filled with silk and brocade merchants (plus a few jewellery stores). On the lower level, in the middle of a cobbled courtyard, a minuscule mescit (small mosque) perches directly over its şadırvan, while a subsidiary court bulges asymmetrically to the east; there are teahouses in both.