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Panmen Gate, Suzhou

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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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  • Board area as the name Pan gate, taho pagoda, Panel Gates Castle, flowers are a beautiful garden other attractions. Widely within the Park, has become a walking course.
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  • The ruins of the old sluice ruins. It is maintained as a park. Stayed at Hotel, Pan Pacific Suzhou from is the walking. The admission is free. It was best to walk before breakfast.
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  • We took a full day to walk the Panmen Gate area to the river and along the river quite a way. There are a lot of side buildings beyond the pagoda, including the General Tower with all it's gates and c...  more »