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Panmen Gate

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Address: No.1 East Street, Canglang District, Suzhou 215002, China
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Phone Number: +86 512 6526 0004
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Supposedly comparable to Great Wall

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 serials. Its not difficult to understand why as it had all the key ingredients of an ancient beautiful Chinese city. Would be good... More 

Thank Isaac T
Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

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 made this an interesting visit.

Thank Janelizabeth56
Penang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting stroll in the mornings. Had a pagoda and a big garden before the city gate. Lovely scenery and a good jogging track around

Thank resirnus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Went before sunset so it was a good timing to take nice pictures. Enjoyed strolling around the place just to short(around 45 mins)as we need to board the coach.

Thank Vien919
Zhuhai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I spent 3 hours and walk 17KM to go around the entire river surrounded the ancient wall. It was a nice place to walk and discover the historical place in Suzhou. The road along the river was nicely build for you to walk and execise

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The Pan Gate or Panmen as is known in Mandarin is said to have more than 2,400 years of history. It has the only remaining original coiled gate. The Pan Men gate is part of the Panmen Scenic Area Park. There are three main attractions in the park.- The Pan Men Gate, Wumen Bridge and Rui Guang Pagoda.

Thank jennyMalaysia18
Nanjing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This was incredibly picturesque and quiet. I would recommend this over the gardens I visited along PingJiang.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This area has a variety of sights. Just outside the entry gate, vendors with carts were selling brightly colored fruit that our guide warned us not to buy because the dye was toxic. Just inside is a seven story pagoda, the Ruiguang Pagoda, that is quite picturesque. There are gardens and lakes and a bridge over the Grand Canal that... More 

Thank Darlene51
Gliwice, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed the place with the Ruiguang Pagoda, the city walls, the bridges, the view. It's a really nice sight-seeing spot. I will have to go back there, as I had only 30 minutes. That's because I booked a local trip, which was a huge mistake!!! Avoid! They take you to shops where you spend a lot of time,... More 

Thank Franeczka
Multan, Pakistan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

PANMEN (PAN GATE) Panmen City Gate or simply Pan Gate was got built about 2500 years ago by Premier Wu Zixu during the Wu Kingdom of Spring and Autum (770-476 BC). It is claimed to be the oldest ancient water and land city gate in the world. The sluice on the gate served the purpose of defense against enemy army... More 

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