Situated on the Isthmus of Panama, the tropical Republic of Panama is of course best known for its canal. Thousands of ships cruise through the Panama Canal locks each year. Visitors to the country will also find diverse wonders of nature, including plants, birds, and trees. Panama City, its capital, has over a million inhabitants and is a modern, bustling destination.
This vibrant and picturesque city sits near the German border and is the 2nd most popular tourist city in France. Its historic city center is classified a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and the Stasbourg Cathedral is one of the finest examples of Rayonnant Gothic architecture.