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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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  • A place full of serenity and history. Little visited compared to other well-known gardens of Suzhou, but to visit if you have time. Example of fortification in China.
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  • Have fun watching alone can do. There are quite a few people not suitable without having managed to clean and is very good. Located near Metro line 4 accessibility.
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  • I spend an hour or so there this afternoon strolling through the gardens absorbing the historical feelings of the place. Seeing the pagoda, the land and sea gates on a nice day is very enjoyable  more »

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