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Bursa - Cumalıkızık 

Bursa - Cumalıkızık 

Cumalıkızık is a village in the Yıldırım district of Bursa Province, located 10 kilometerseast of thecity of Bursa, at thefoot of Mount Uludağ. Itshistorygoesbacktothe OttomanEmpire'sfoundationperiod. Thevillage is nowincludedwithintheborder of the Yıldırımdistrict as a neighbourhood. Cumalıkızıkwasfounded as a vakıf village. The historical texture of the village has been well protected and the civilian country side architectural structures of theearly Ottoman periodare still intact. Because of this, Cumalıkızık has become a popular but still unspoiled center for tourists.

A group of similar villages which are placed close together between thef oot of mount Uludağ and the valley shave been called Kızık in Turkish. The name standsforone of thetwenty-fourclans of the OghuzTurks and the people from the village sal so called Kızık. Similar villages, less well preserved, are Değirmenlikızık, Derekızık, and Hamamlıkızık. Hamamlı kızık was the village of the local baths (hamam), and Cumalıkızık was named because people gathered there on Friday) forworship.

Cumalıkızıkholds 270 historical houses. Some of these houses are in process of restoration and maintenance, and 180 of the mare still being used as dwellings.