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Panama Canal, Panama City
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A marvel of modern engineering, Panama Canal stretches for 77 km (48 mi) and links the Pacific with the Atlantic Ocean via the Caribbean Sea. France initiated the construction in 1888, and the United States completed it in 1914; today, it still ranks as one of the largest and most challenging projects of its kind. Over 14,000 vessels pass through the canal's three gravity-powered locks each year, avoiding the much longer route around the tip of South America. Be sure to admire the canal from both land and water--many local tour operators offer partial-transit cruises with complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off. Make Panama Canal a centerpiece of your Panama City vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Panama City trip builder.
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  • Super.EV for Europeans not so much new, but VERY rewarding nonetheless. You have to be before 9: 00, otherwise there's no good place mehr.viele Touribusse from the cruise ships.
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  • Is there another reason to visit Panama City? Such an impressive thing to think of how important this narrow canal is. We got to see the new part as well which takes the bigger boats. The visitor cent...  more »
  • The Panama canal is amazing. Absolutely worth visiting. Mesmerizing to watch ships go by. Ubers are easily available at the bottom of the stairs. 
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