One of the biggest, most complicated, and dangerous engineering projects humankind has ever successfully completed is on display in all its glory in Landmarks Panama. The first ship passed through the Panama Canal in 1914, some 30 years after the project first broke ground. The dramatic history of the project looms large over the canal, which spans 82 km (51 miles) connecting the Atlantic and Pacific, taking a ship about twelve hours to navigate the canal and its locks. The canal was built to save ships 13,000 km (8,100 miles) as well as cutting out the treacherous stretch around Cape Horn on the southern tip of South America.
All five locks of the Panama Canal, the Centennial and Atlantic Bridges (across the canal) are modelled in high-level detail, with the approaches, historic buildings and monuments represented. More than 50 types of static vessels can be spotted throughout the scenery.
Beyond the canal, you'll find the vibrant high-rises, museums, stadiums, and more around Panama City itself, including modern towers like the Bellagio and the Grand Tower. It's all tied together with fine attention to detail around building placement, improved vegetation, extensive terraforming, and custom night lighting based on real-life photography.
When you add it all up, Landmarks Panama is your next must-have scenery upgrade.