Panmen Gate

Panmen Gate, Suzhou: Hours, Address, Panmen Gate Reviews: 4.5/5

Panmen Gate
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Jo-Ann
Shanghai, China15,154 contributions
Loved loved loved it!
Nov 2020 • Couples
Hugeeeeee area to walk and lots to see. Pan Gate is the only existing gate in Suzhou today and the only one that has land AND water gates. Ancient Suzhou had 8 gates surrounding and protecting it. There’s the Wu Gate Bridge here too, Suzhou’s oldest bridge. In addition, there’s the Wu Zixu memorial temple here too.
Written November 5, 2020
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KayaToasted
Singapore, Singapore235 contributions
Top Suzhou attraction in my books
Nov 2019
If I were to visit one attraction in Suzhou – this would be the one. It’s got a pagoda, a temple, bell and drum tower, lake, garden, gazebos, an ancient wall and tower, canals, bridges, a rockery/grotto. It’s also very spacious so feels uncrowded. No nearby metro so I didi-ed here.
Written January 12, 2020
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Nick7929
24 contributions
Great must see/do 2 hour circular stroll
Jan 2020 • Family
Starting at the Pagoda swing right for the best route in the park with beautiful old buildings and the famous Panmen gate and ancient Wall halfway around
Written January 3, 2020
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Heng
Singapore, Singapore3,530 contributions
Well preserved ancient gate and compound
Dec 2019 • Family
Well preserved ancient gate with an equally great compound which offers a scenic glimpse into ancient China. See my other post for the photos of the compound.
Written December 18, 2019
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Heng
Singapore, Singapore3,530 contributions
A scenic slice of ancient time
Dec 2019 • Family
The gate and the compound offers a scenic slice of ancient time complete with temple, garden, lake, and the city gates (I think).

Coming from a modern context, I feel that this place is much better than the humble administrator’s garden which has no theme. This is much better maintained and better designed.
Written December 18, 2019
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SeeMoreLiveMore
Singapore, Singapore526 contributions
Recommended site ...
Nov 2019
A restored historic city gate of Suzhou, located along a waterway. The whole area is historical, and have a few sites (old city wall, bridges) attesting to that. Very pretty for a walk and take in the sights. At nights, the lights lend pretty colours to the area.
Written December 16, 2019
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masterman2
Hong Kong, China256 contributions
Nice Garden with lakes and pagoda
Nov 2019
A really pleasant park in the city area. great for an afternoon stroll if the weather is fine, It is next to the Pan Pacific Hotel, but this park is full of historical relics. The Shui On Pagoda is 800 years old, and the old city wall dated back to Ng Dynasty. The garden are nicely lay out, though it may not be as famous as some famed UNESCO Gardens, it is equally impressive, I really enjoy my time here.
Written November 29, 2019
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geo3
Calgary, Canada1,246 contributions
Very beautiful garden
Apr 2019
I am primarily reviewing the garden rather than the pagoda, the gate or the restored wall, as that is where I spent the most time - and the garden is gorgeous and, as someone else mentioned, not crowded at all.

As others have mentioned, entrance to the garden is free if you are staying at the adjacent Pan Pacific Hotel (in which case you should absolutely make a point of visiting the garden). If you are in the garden early enough, you can watch people doing tai chi.

Unlike most of the other Suzhou gardens, this garden is recent and is a sort of combination of classical Chinese ideas of gardening and western concepts of gardening. For this reason the garden is more spread out than other Suzhou gardens, and there is more greenery and more emphasis on colours from flowers and shrubs. The end result is very beautiful.

If you are visiting in April, the peonies will be blooming, and they are stunning.

Just to the south of the Panmen Scenic area there is a park that follows the bank of the Waicheng River for some distance. This is a scenic stroll, with many benches for relaxing, and it will take you past the 900-year-old Wumen Bridge.
Written November 16, 2019
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Pavel Erokhin
Sydney, Australia100 contributions
Worth the visit
Jul 2019 • Friends
This scenic area includes many channels and ponds, a tower and a huge fortified gates. This area is a part of an ancient city of Suzhou, which is called an Asian Venice. There is a little exposition of a real gondola presented by the government of Venice to the city of Suzhou. Its pleasant parks and patios would definitely make your day walking around, watching gold fishes in a pond, taking a rest under the trees.
Written October 22, 2019
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Coral
70 contributions
Really interesting!
Sep 2019 • Solo
I found the bit with the old city wall and gate really interesting. The rest of the area was really pretty and nice if you want to explore somewhere a bit bigger than most of the gardens in Suzhou.
Written September 20, 2019
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