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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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  • A pity we made it to Panmen Gate after sunset and hence was unable to appreciate the full grandeur of her beauty. The place is huge and was used as a filming location for several Chinese blockbuster s...  more »
  • 有历史底蕴,盘门是苏州保存的较好的一座水路城门,景色也不错,大运河尽收眼底,值得大家一去。盘门的夜景特别漂亮,建议去看看。 
  • To get to the Panmen Scenic area, we walked along the newly developed riverside walkways in the pleasant shade of the trees and away from the crowds. The remnants of the city wall, gates and ramparts ...  more »