is note for its locally-made olive
oil-and-laurel soap and silks,
among other items.
The bazaar district (çarşı) in
the city center starting at the Ulu
Cami (Great Mosque) is good
for wandering, browsing and buying.
Lots of shops sell the local laurel
soap, many others are loaded with
foods particular to the region.
Long skeins of shredded wheat are
on display for purchase to make künefe.
Local cheeses, flavored
with herbs, are worth a try.
If you're looking for silks, combine
your shopping with a visit to Harbiye (Daphne),
which is where many of the silk shops