Coiled Gate

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Coiled Gate information

Location
Sūzhōu , China
Address
1 Dong Dajie
Prices
admission Y25, incl Ruiguang Pagoda Y31, boat rides Y12
Opening hours
7.30am-6pm
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By the southwest corner of the outer moat (but entered from Dong Dajie), and part of one of Sūzhōu’s few remaining stretches of city wall, Coiled Gate is thought to be China’s last remaining land-and-water-gate, and dates from 1355. Inside the same grounds, Ruiguang Pagoda (Ruìguāng Tǎ) dates from the 3rd century and can be climbed. Further north, Gold Gate (Jīn Mén), just inside the western stretch of the city moat, is a plain but charming, unrestored city gate.