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Panmen Gate, Suzhou

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
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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  • Interesting stroll in the mornings. Had a pagoda and a big garden before the city gate. Lovely scenery and a good jogging track around 
  • Went before sunset so it was a good timing to take nice pictures. Enjoyed strolling around the place just to short(around 45 mins)as we need to board the coach. 
  • I spent 3 hours and walk 17KM to go around the entire river surrounded the ancient wall. It was a nice place to walk and discover the historical place in Suzhou. The road along the river was nicely bu...  read more »
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