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“Everything you want” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Panmen Gate

Panmen Gate
No.1 East Street, Canglang District, Suzhou 215002, China
0512-65260004
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Ranked #11 of 199 Attractions in Suzhou
4.5 of 5 stars 69 Reviews
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks
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Montreal, Canada
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Everything you want”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

If you can only visit one place in Suzhou, I suggest this. It has all the "typical" Suzhou things you want to see. It has an old gate, some walls, some canals, a pagoda, a lake, gardens, walking paths. It's a nice place. There is even a classic show and fireworks at night (which are included in the entry fee whether or not you're there when the shows take place).
And all for 40rmb.

Visited March 2013
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“All in one”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This place is a summary about what Suzhou has to offer. Here you can find a Pagoda, which you can climb up, pavillions, classical garden style areas, part of the ancient city all and so on. Eveything thing is very well preserved. I would say this is the best option in town if you are short of time to the the most famous attractions.

Visited November 2012
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“Memorable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

It was a lovely combination of a striking 7-storey pagoda, soothing green garden, an impressive big stone bridge, ancient water and city gates and a moat to boot. Our tour guide explained the existence of each structure. It was enthralling to listen to him describe how the troops fought against invading intruders, using both land and water gates. Very memorable visit.

Visited October 2012
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“Great view of the canal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This site was in a lovely park with a 7 story pagoda and lots of water ponds. You can climb to the top of the gate for a view of the canal and foot bridges. The canal itself has a lovely walking path along both sides and there is a shopping street nearby.

Visited September 2012
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“lovely garden with pleanty of space and history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

very open and away form the bustle of the city - good place to see the history of Suzhou city. Lovely in spring with all the flowers.

Visited June 2012
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