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Panama Canal, Panama City

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 11,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • The visit to the canal is almost mandatory when you go to Panama, but the area of somewhat limited visitation. For those who do not have availability to attend the film, there are more pictures and videos of the construction of the canal of the facility.
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  • Panoramic excellent tour with explanatory film beautiful view of the passage of the containers of the terrace doors with explanations
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  • We were advised that the best time to see the locks at work is early in the morning about 9ish - and this just is cool but it is like watching grass grow so if you have children you may not get to see...  read more »
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