Cumalıkızık is one of the oldest villages in Turkey. The village is located in the South of Bursa and 700 years old. According to Ottoman archives, Cumalikizik was founded by the Ottoman Sultan Orhan in the 1200s. The village is keeping the traditional Ottoman architecture and culture. Cumalikizik Village was taken under control by the Turkish government to protect its atmosphere in 1980.
There are many traditional wooden Turkish-Ottoman houses in Cumalıkızık Village. Generally, the houses are three storeys, and the Access has two storeys made of wood, the courtyard is made of stone. The mezzanine is being used for winter, the high roof on the second floor is being used for summer times. The walls are, in general, yellow, blue, green, white or purple in colour. There is no window at the entrance because of privacy.
Cumalikizik Village has 57 officially registered civil architecture traditional houses out of 270, and apart from them, a mosque, fountain and two plan trees are situated in the village.
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