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Gupanmen

No.2-1 East Avenue, Xinanyu, Suzhou, China
+86 512 6526 0004
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Reconstructed historic gate

This was one of the original gates to the city, and sits astride a former moat. There's really... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Rick M
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Wellington, New Zealand
Historical City Gate

This old city gate built from 514 bce but collapsed and rebuilt from 1351 ad includes both the land... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Monica Y
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No.2-1 East Avenue, Xinanyu, Suzhou, China
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+86 512 6526 0004
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

This was one of the original gates to the city, and sits astride a former moat. There's really interesting interpretation, and you can walk a way along the former city walls.

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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This old city gate built from 514 bce but collapsed and rebuilt from 1351 ad includes both the land and water ways to enter and leave the Wu country.

Thank Monica Y
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Gupanmen is not only a historical city gate, but there is a garden behind. It's not as popular as other famous Suzhou gardens, so it's fewer people. It's good as it's quieter and less crowd and feel more relax. Suzhou river runs through the garden,...More

Thank Piggy M
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

To enter you have to pay a small fee, but once inside you can go on to the wall and walk around old buildings and a lovely large garden. The amount of wall you can access is very small, just the gate area but well...More

Thank Erin W
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

It's built around 2500 years ago when Suzhou was the capital for the Wu Kingdom. It was much nicer when I first visited this place in 1991, before they moved one of the bridges to accommodate the new city plans, which changed the look completely....More

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Reviewed 26 August 2015

The city wall and watch tower were fascinating. I enjoyed learning about the city's defenses much more than my visit to the pagoda. Nice walk along the city wall and views of the moat.

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