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Panmen Gate, Suzhou

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Historic Walking Area Tourist Spot
Part of the 6th-century BCE city wall that once surrounded Suzhou, Panmen Gate now stands as the only well-preserved water-and-land city gate in the world. It leads to a place soaked in history with ancient landmarks, including a pagoda and bridge. Inside the gate tower itself, history beckons among the ancient weapons on display on the first floor, while an extensive view of the whole city awaits you at the top. Once you pass through the gate, absorb the beauty of the carefully designed scenic area as you cross the small bridges over streams full of koi, admire the elegant pavilions, or take a boat tour. Add Panmen Gate to your Suzhou travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Suzhou vacation builder.
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  • Free entry if you stay at Pan Pacific hotel through back gate! Excellent, peaceful garden well worth a visit. At South Gate to garden sits the Panmen water and land gates in a stretch of the old city ...  more »
  • 3 in one places with gardens, pagoda and temple. Nicely and well crafted stones in the ponds and garden.  more »
  • The property is well thought out and developed from the pagoda, the ox, the buddha and the interesting land and water gate is amazing Suzhou was a walled city and all of this comes together in a very ...  more »