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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. To visit Panmen Gate on your trip to Suzhou, use our Suzhou driving holiday website .
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  • September 20, 2017
    As soon as you've paid your RMB40 to enter the park, you're greeted by another RMB6 to visit the pagoda just inside the gate. Don't bother. You can walk up some very, very tiny stairs to the 5th floor...  more »
  • September 15, 2017
    But I thought that happens to a lot of tour buses had stopped at the entrance to the premises were extensively and did not care how many people. Gardens new stuff seems to have been, it feels good. Pan gate, and are spectacular. I think we were ready to take a photo in a tea room in the waiting list, so if you would like with spare time.
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  • September 11, 2017
    This makes for a stunning entrance way to the lovely Panmen Gardens, which encompass many historic features. Worth a visit.  more »

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