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Panama Canal

Panama City, Panama
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Panama City Sightseeing Tour Including Miraflores...
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Ranked #1 of 59 Attractions in Panama City
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Operating since 1914 and considered one of the wonders of the world...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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 than 85 feet via a series of gravity-powered locks.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

The Visitor Center of the Miraflores locks is a must see when you visit Panama. But when I entered the theater to see the movie it felt like entering a freezer! I was quite hot and sweaty when I entered, but I guess I was not the only one. After sitting still in this freezer to watch the movie I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit! It's amazing to see the engineering behind the Panama Canal! I recommend going to see the canal and walking through the museum! Lots of great history!

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

There are three main spots (locks) of the canal. If you have time, visit at least two of the three to see the canal from different positions - near Pacific or Atlantic Ocean.

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Santa Rosa, CA
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

How else to get up close and personal with huge cruise ships and freighters, container ships and tanker all in one day then the full transit of the canal. This is truly one of the wonders of the man made world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a full transit tour. The commentary along the way was very informative. It is very historical and we loved learning about it.

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Akron, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

the approach to the canal is slow. it builds anticipation, and then you are there. our recent cruise transited the now, 100 yr old canal, mid morning. from the bow of the ship it is impressive. the lock doors open and you are slowly pulled into the canal by the 'mules". then the rear doors close and water is released... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

The City of Panama is one of the richest cities in the whole Spanish world. I lived there for about four years. People are retiring in the upper end of the country in David and mountains of Volcan and Boquete. One week will not see the country but the city is the most modern. The canal is one of the... More 

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Ruskin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Entered Gatun Lake on a Holland America cruise ship. The canal experience was completely awesome! Thoroughly enjoyed this experience.

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Morro Bay, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Get there early as the switchover happens close to noon so less traffic around then. Also the rains come around noon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The transportation to get there was not easy to came back to the city...guides there in the canal was excellent the info was in in English and Spanish.

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