"Panama Canal" Provincia de Panamá by CDM7

Provincia de Panamá Travel Guide: 512 reviews and 1,249 photos

A fantastic engineering effort.

The first firm effort to build an all water route through Panama began with the French in 1880,but financial problems and diseases made the idea fail.After its independence in 1903,Panama negotiated an agreement with the United States for canal construction and this would be finished in in 1914.The United States managed the waterway until 1999 when Panama took over full operation and maintenance of the canal.

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  • Pros:A trip worth doing.
  • In a nutshell:The result of human ingenuity and courage.
  • Last visit to Provincia de Panamá: Jan 2013
  • Intro Written Mar 23, 2013
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  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    I will visit Panama for the first time this year, and probably I go to see the canal then.

    • CDM7's Profile Photo
      Apr 2, 2014 at 12:35 PM

      Thanks for the visit and the rating!Hope that you will enjoy your visit to Panama,if you get a chance it is well worth seeing how the canal operates.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    It sounds really interesting to go through the Panama Canal on a cruise ship. Great that you have done it twice!

    • CDM7's Profile Photo
      Nov 9, 2013 at 4:39 PM

      Yes,a good way of seeing how the canal operates and it's surroundings.

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