Ancient İnkaya Historical Tree near Bursa, Turkey

Ancient İnkaya Historical Tree near Bursa, Turkey | www.carriereedtravels.com

On our way out of Bursa on our last morning, we drove up into Uludağ, a mountain near Bursa that is a bit more than 8,000 feet above sea level. Up the mountain is a very old tree called the İnkaya Historical Tree (İnkaya Tarihi Çınar Ağacı). The tree is over 600 years old, 37 m tall, 53 m crown diameter, and has a 10 m circumference. It is massive! The branches stretched out really far and some had to be supported by metal bars.

Ancient İnkaya Historical Tree near Bursa, Turkey | www.carriereedtravels.com

It was cold and rainy when we went, but in nice weather there is lovely outdoor sitting areas and a cafe/shop. The little village area looked cute too.

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We drove right up to the tree and there was a small parking lot right there. However, in busier times, you’d need to park down the hill a little bit at a bigger parking lot. The road from the main road up to the tree is very narrow and winding. It would be hard if you encountered a car going the other way!

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It was about a 12 min drive up the mountain from our AirBnb and worth it even for a quick visit. I love massive, old trees! It would be even better on a sunny, warm morning!

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Practical Information:

Location: Here

Parking: We parked here, right next to the tree. However, during busier times, you’d need to park here, down the hill a little bit and more on the main road.

Cost: Free

Food and Drink: Available at the little cafe next to the tree

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