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Cumalıkızık Village

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It is one of the five township villages on the slopes of Uludağ, 13 km from Bursa, on the Ankara road in the east of Bursa. It is a village affiliated to Orhan Gazi Foundation. The 700-year-old historical Cumalıkızık village, which is one of the rare villages that have preserved the Ottoman-era residential texture, is one of the important examples of the rural architecture of the Ottoman period and still preserves its traditional lifestyle. Cumalıkızık Village was taken under protection in 1980 to protect its texture. Work is underway to restore the rooms of the houses in the village and turn them into a hostel. It is promoted to tourism consumers with promotional brochures printed in domestic and international fairs of Cumalıkızık.

Cumalıkızık houses bear the characteristics of Ottoman Turkish architecture. The houses, which usually have two or three floors, are entered through the courtyard through a wooden door with two wings. The floor of the courtyard is made of earth or stone. The low ceiling mezzanine floor is the winter section, and the high ceiling is the summer floor. Hayat and sofa are directed to climate and scenery. On the ground floors of the houses, traditional stone material with wooden beam is dominated by mudbrick material on the upper floors, and on the roof, wood material with broken roof covered with Turkish tiles. Its walls are usually yellow, blue, white, purple and green. There is no window to the outside on the ground floor of the houses in terms of privacy. The windows are in the empty room.

57 of the 270 houses on the Cumalıkızık settlement are registered examples of civil architecture. Apart from these, there are registered mosques and Turkish baths, and two monumental plane trees and fountains.

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