We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Panmen Gate

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: No.1 East Street, Canglang District, Suzhou 215002, China
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+86 512 6526 0004
Today
00:00 - 00:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 00:00 - 00:00
Book In Advance
More Info
US$42.99*
and up
Private Suzhou Day Tour of Grand Canal and Master of Nets Garden
More Info
US$99.00*
and up
Private Day Tour: Suzhou Expedition from Shanghai
More Info
US$144.00*
and up
Suzhou and Zhouzhuang One Day Tour from Shanghai

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 138 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Makes for a fun day

We took a full day to walk the Panmen Gate area to the river and along the river quite a way. There are a lot of side buildings beyond the pagoda, including the General Tower with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jenni L
,
Seattle, Washington
Add Photo Write a Review

138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 63: English reviews
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
108 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a full day to walk the Panmen Gate area to the river and along the river quite a way. There are a lot of side buildings beyond the pagoda, including the General Tower with all it's gates and city walls.

Helpful?
Thank Jenni L
Reigate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
101 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The key attraction here is supposedly the only land and water gate in the World. Although the gate itself is not quite as spectacular as the tourist hype would lead one to believe, the surrounding area of canals, bridges and temples adds up to a very pleasant place to spend a couple of hours. You can take a sampan trip... More 

Helpful?
Thank ALAN M
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

After seeing all the gardens in Suzhou and reading Lonely planet's praise for this place, i was a little disappointed when I saa the Panmen gate scenic area. The gate itself i a fine relict of old times, but there is no special view from the top - just the rooftops of nearby houses. The garden is pretty and enjoyable,... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank EllaBedella
Bellingham, Washington
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My husband and I spent about 3 hours here. There is the garden area, the gate area, and the outside water area. The day we went there was a fashion show by the large pond, so we got to see the lovely ladies, but not the cool building. I loved the canals and surrounding buildings one can see from inside... More 

Helpful?
Thank UncleAlbertsWife
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

A pity we made it to Panmen Gate after sunset and hence was unable to appreciate the full grandeur of her beauty. The place is huge and was used as a filming location for several Chinese blockbuster serials. Its not difficult to understand why as it had all the key ingredients of an ancient beautiful Chinese city. Would be good... More 

Helpful?
Thank Isaac T
Nelson, New Zealand
Level Contributor
125 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

To get to the Panmen Scenic area, we walked along the newly developed riverside walkways in the pleasant shade of the trees and away from the crowds. The remnants of the city wall, gates and ramparts made this an interesting visit.

Helpful?
Thank Janelizabeth56
Penang, Malaysia
Level Contributor
67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting stroll in the mornings. Had a pagoda and a big garden before the city gate. Lovely scenery and a good jogging track around

Helpful?
Thank resirnus
Singapore, null, Singapore
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Went before sunset so it was a good timing to take nice pictures. Enjoyed strolling around the place just to short(around 45 mins)as we need to board the coach.

Helpful?
Thank Vien919
Zhuhai, China
Level Contributor
81 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I spent 3 hours and walk 17KM to go around the entire river surrounded the ancient wall. It was a nice place to walk and discover the historical place in Suzhou. The road along the river was nicely build for you to walk and execise

Helpful?
1 Thank Jeffrey_Teh_2000
Penang Island, Malaysia
Level Contributor
131 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The Pan Gate or Panmen as is known in Mandarin is said to have more than 2,400 years of history. It has the only remaining original coiled gate. The Pan Men gate is part of the Panmen Scenic Area Park. There are three main attractions in the park.- The Pan Men Gate, Wumen Bridge and Rui Guang Pagoda.

Helpful?
Thank jennyMalaysia18

Travellers who viewed Panmen Gate also viewed

 

Been to Panmen Gate? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Panmen Gate staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?