Today I marked off my first of the seven wonders of the world, the Miraflores Locks on the Panama Canal. The Miraflores Locks are located about 20 minutes drive outside of Casco Viejo. We were lucky that there was a ship going through the locks when we arrived. Anywhere from 20-30 vessels travel through these locks every day! It was a neat experience watching a massive ship travel through each lock and watching the water levels change within them. Inside the building there is a small theater that shows a brief movie about the history and construction of how the canal was built. After the movie, we walked through the exhibits of the museum and looked at the displays of all the machinery and vessels being used during that time. The best exhibit was a simulation in a wheel house of a cargo vessel and seeing what it’s like going through the canal. The Miraflores Locks are definitely a must see if you ever visit Panama City. I’m happy that I can cross it off the bucket list before we leave for the small mountain town of Boquete.
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