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The Green Tomb, Yeşil Türbe in Bursa, Turkey

We were able to see and experience some sights in Bursa, Turkey. One of it is the Green Tomb, called in Turkish as Yeşil Türbe. It is actually a mausoleum of the fifth Ottoman Sultan, Mehmed I. Other sultans were also buried in this mausoleum. The exterior of the mausoleum is clad with green-blue tiles that give it its name.

Here are some images during our trip last September 2011 in Bursa.


The entry portal is crowned with semi-umbrella vault and has muqarnas niches above marble seats on both side of entrance. İznik tiles with flower patterns in blue, white and yellow adorn the portal.

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