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The Jardine Noonday Gun

Gloucester Road, opposite to The Excelsior, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China
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Best 60 seconds of sightseeing in HK

While I wouldn't make a special trip, if you are in the area and it's close to noon I would... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
htfenn
Must be there 12 Noon - On the dot!!!

Can't believe they carry out this tradition every day at 12 noon since August 1947 after the... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
ChingC319
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Gloucester Road, opposite to The Excelsior, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While I wouldn't make a special trip, if you are in the area and it's close to noon I would definitely go. Depending on how punctual you are and how many pictures you want to take, you could literally arrive at 11:59.55 and be gone...More

Thank htfenn
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Can't believe they carry out this tradition every day at 12 noon since August 1947 after the original cannon was seized during Hong Kong occupation in World War 2. The actual history goes back even before the War - back to 1844!!! You will need...More

Thank ChingC319
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Visited the noonday gun today, it's located in Causeway Bay, a. It difficult to find as you have to locate the entrance to the subway, which is a door by the side of the World Trade Centre, which leads you to Car Park Level B1,...More

Thank Glynn W
Reviewed 3 April 2017

A lot of history to be told on this uneventful event happening every day at noon. It is a short walk though the tunnel beside the Excelsior Hotel, before reaching the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is where the one-gun salute is fired everyday at...More

1  Thank anaHongKong2017
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

A one-shot salute from a formal naval artillery daily at noon 12pm sharp. It was a punishment by the Royal Naval Officer to the Jardine Matheson Company for their gun salute whenever the head of company sailed into port. The company has since kept the...More

Thank BernardLiow
Reviewed 20 January 2017

It is one of things we knew of but never went to on any of our other trips. Thought we would do it this year and it certainly was worth seeing. There is signage to get to the Excelsior hotel, but hard to find the...More

Thank DragonPrincess
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Went on a whim but glad we did as it was a nice link with the old colonial period. The access is through the car park under the Excelsior and once you go into the underground car park it is well signed (you simply walk...More

Thank Sheps5558
Reviewed 6 January 2017

If you are in the Causeway Bay area you can witness this quirky ritual that as other reviewers have said, has been going for many many years. The easiest way to get there across the very busy main road, is through the underground car park...More

Thank JSM8
Reviewed 16 December 2016

It takes part in Causeway Bay neart the WTC. A guard comes around 11H45 to prepare the ceremony. He rings the bell twice before actually firing the gun only once. Once the ceremony over, the guard opens the gates and lets visitors in for a...More

Thank Londinium
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Quite a walk from Causeway Bay, need to walk through a tunnel beneath the World Trade Center (basement carpark) to reach this place. It's free and it's fun to watch a cannon at close range. The guard will only fire the cannon once. Get your...More

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Vikas Raju D
13 March 2017|
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Response from JSM8 | Reviewed this property |
It happens exactly at 12 noon. It is only fired once so if you arrive at 12.01 then you have missed it!
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