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Ancon Hill

Query Heights, Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #7 of 58 attractions in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Grand Cayman
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Very good views of the city and old town. note that there are three look out points. I am happy we drove as it didnt look all that interesting of a walk and it was very hot and steep.

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Ancon Hill is the highest point in Panama City, standing at 199 meters above sea level. From its top, you can see some of the best views of Panama City. To one side, you'll marvel at the Pacific side of the Panama Canal, where you can see the Bridge of the Americas and the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel locks, along... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It's well worth the walk up to the Panama Canal Administration Building to see the murals which were painted by the same artist who did the murals at the Library of Congress and the view of the tree lined streets below is pleasant.

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nikitta28
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our guide took us here during a city tour to check out the view at the top. Interesting to hear the history surrounding the hill. Got some nice pictures at the top. Only takes a few minutes. Worth the stop while in Panama

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Paramus, New Jersey
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16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

There are only two spots at the place we went to with views of the City and the Canal, but they are nice. Not worth it travel out here just for that.

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Getting up to the top of Ancon Hill was easy for us in a cab - though there were people hiking up which was clearly much more challenging. At the top, you can see the Canal entrance as well as the ships waiting to enter the Canal in one direction, and downtown Panama City, including Casco Viejo and the Cinto... More

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Caracas, Venezuela
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It has an excellent view of Panama City, including the Canal. It doesn't have a proper pedestrian way, so you have to walk on the same way of cars, it was not that serious, but it would be nice to have a proper space for that.

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Lismore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic views of the city, ocean and the area towards the canal. The and tropical foliage is very close to the road so that gives you some idea of what the whole area would have looked like before clearance. Interesting one way system towards the top which helps control the traffic.

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Boquete, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Definitely worth a visit! We taxied up, snapped pics at the peak, and then hiked down. The view from the top gives a lovely birdseye view of PTY!

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Senior Reviewer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

excellent place to go for sight seeing and taking pictures fab views nice walk relaxing and fun to do !

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