Odunpazari Historical Urban Site

Photo by Roman Bruehwiler.

Odunpazari Historical Urban Site is part of the Tentative list of Turkiye in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Odunpazari is known for its vernacular architecture. Traditional crafts such as clock making and carving of meerschaum are still practiced. Its “Kursunlu Mosque Complex” has been home to the Sufi religious order of Mevlevism for four centuries.

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Zoë Sheng

Chinese-Canadian - 29-Mar-22 -

Odunpazari Historical Urban Site (T) by Zoë Sheng

Odunpazari is picturesque and should be on your visit regardless of world heritage status. My fav is obviously the pink corner shop. The small alleys with colorful wooden houses and handicrafts are tourist gold. It's not unique enough on its own but I believe with the intangible culture and the mosque (I didn't visit) complex it will somehow get inscribed for enough niches.

Be aware that parking in high season must be quite hellish as it was already hard to find a good legal spot in January. At least it didn't snow in this part of Turkey then.

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Odunpazari Historical Urban Site
Urban landscape - Arabic and Middle Eastern
2012 Added to Tentative List

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Odunpazari Historical Urban Site (T)
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