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Panama Canal

Panama City, Panama
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Operating since 1914 and considered one of the wonders of the world, this fifty-mile waterway transports ships by raising them from sea level to more... more » Owner description: Operating since 1914 and considered one of the wonders of the world, this fifty-mile waterway transports ships by raising them from sea level to more than 85 feet via a series of gravity-powered locks. « less
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san francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

It's was pretty amazing to see the canal in action. The exhibitions were pretty run of the mill, and the school groups that were visiting at the same time made the noise level intolerable. But, you're really here to see the canal and the observation decks give you a front row seat. 100 year old technology and it still works... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

I realise the canal is one of the things panama is famous for, but I found the experience a little tedious. The ticket included watching a 15 minute movie about the canal. We we're hoping this would give insight into the history, the challenges involved in its construction etc... Instead it was a pretty romanticised 'Hollywood' version of events, pretty... More

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

there is only one place on earth with something like the gatun Locks. You wille be close to the ships, huge ones , an you will be seeing the whole proceeding of the locks, opening and closing. And guides will walk about to explain everything,. the only dislike I can think of is the transport: most of the taxidrivers are... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you are going to the Panama Canal in Panama on a cruise ship - you should know if you don't book an excursion - they don't let you off the ship! Apparently it is a government regulation, but I wasn't told anything about this. I was trying to book my own adventure and found out at a travel seminar... More

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Barbados
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a work of human genius and to think it was built 100 years ago. The locks at work is breath taking.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

To watch the ships going thru the canal and all the steps of the procedure they have to follow...is something unique in the world. Remember the Pacific Ocean is higher than the Caribbean Sea.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Panama Canal passage is unforgettable.It's got to be one of the worlds' greatest engineering feats! We passed thru 3 locks...so exciting !

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Clifton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a must for Panama. To see this incredible work of man was truly inspiring. Well done mankind.

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Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The IMAX video was not informative. I saw the english version. I'm sure it was a work of art as far as viewing in 3D. The museum was changed and I didn't enjoy it as much as previously. In fact, I was disappointed. Not much was said about Teddy. The viewing of a ship in the lock was still entertaining,... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed lunch at the restaurant at Miraflores watching the ship go through. It was raining very hard and while that was inconvenient it did make it more entertaining.

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