Panama Canal, Panama City

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A marvel of modern engineering, Panama Canal stretches for 77 km (48 mi) and links the Pacific with the Atlantic Ocean via the Caribbean Sea. France initiated the construction in 1888, and the United States completed it in 1914; today, it still ranks as one of the largest and most challenging projects of its kind. Over 14,000 vessels pass through the canal's three gravity-powered locks each year, avoiding the much longer route around the tip of South America. Be sure to admire the canal from both land and water--many local tour operators offer partial-transit cruises with complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off. Put Panama Canal into our Panama City trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The Panama canal is truly a modern wonder. The amazing design is something everyone interested in engineering should see. You get completely different perspectives from the river, the Mira Flores lock...  more »
  • Such change since I last visit, however the new management is not good. No panflets, no guided tours. Cafeteria was very good! Must see attraction in Panamá  more »
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