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Ancon Hill

Query Heights, Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #8 of 59 attractions in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

A definite must to give you a panoramic view of the canal and bridge and on the other side the amazing vistas of the old town and new city skyline. Add it to a trip to Miraflores in a taxi or tour

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is worth seeing, but take a taxi. In a cool climate it wouldn't be a difficult hike up, but with the heat and humidity at this time of year it would be uncomfortable. The city view from the top was very good.

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Esperance, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great views of the city on one side and the canal on the other. A hidden gem in the hustle and noise of Panama City. Also saw our first toucan and sloth, highly recommend.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We spent two weeks touring beautiful Panama and visiting Ancon Hill was a PTY highlight. Our first day started in Casco Viejo (beautiful and another review), then a 5 min cab ride to Ancon Hill--which cost 5USD, you could see the destination from Casco Viejo but trust me, take the cab ride as the neighborhood between is not for walking... More

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Barranquilla, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Ancon Hill is the highest point in Ciudad de Panama, it is well worth it to go and admire the view, what a view it is!! Don't miss reading and seen all statues and plaques.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Took a taxi at 0700 to just behind the Canal Admin building then walked up the hill. So glad we did. Beautiful views and lovely plant life. Seemed so far away from the hustle/bustle of Pamama City. Every one who passed us going/coming greeted us. Well worth it. Take water and wear comfy shoes. Up and down and time for... More

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Grand Cayman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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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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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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