Beijing to Shanghai Sights

Pan Gate (Pánmén)

  • 1 Dong Dajie Map It
  • Suzhou
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 02/08/2016

Fodor's Review

Traffic into Old Suzhou came both by road and canals, so the city's gates were designed to control access by both land and water. This gate—more of a small fortress—is the only one that remains. In addition to the imposing wooden gates on land, a double sluice gate can be used to seal off the canal and prevent boats from entering. A park is filled with colorful flowers, in contrast to the subdued hues in the city's traditional gardens. You can also climb the Ruiguang Pagoda, a tall, slender spire originally built more than 1,000 years ago.

Sight Information


1 Dong Dajie, southwest corner of the Old City, Suzhou, Jiangsu, 215002, China

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Sight Details:

  • Panmen Gate Y40; Ruigang Pagoda Y6
  • Daily 8–4:45

Published 02/08/2016


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