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Address: Gloucester Road, opposite to The Excelsior, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China
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Definitely worth a visit. On a clear day I recommend you arrive 10 minutes early to get a good spot. It was great to see along term tradition being continued, after the firing of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom

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New Romney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mentioned in the Noel Coward song Mad Dogs and Englishmen, the firing of the Noonday Gun is a traditional part of Hong Kong itself, and is definitely worth 30 minutes of your time. It is located between Wan Chai and Causeway Bay, in a small garden just across the road from The Excelsior hotel. At the moment it cannot be... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Definitely worth a visit. On a clear day I recommend you arrive 10 minutes early to get a good spot. It was great to see along term tradition being continued, after the firing of the gun we were allowed access to take photos. Great experience. You need to use the underpass to gain access to the viewing area, note to... More 

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is worth doing once. Be there 15 minutes beforehand to see the preparation and get a good vantage point. After the gun is fired you are allowed in for half an hour to take any additional photographs.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It is some years since we visited Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, to see the firing of the Noonday Gun. The timing of the firing is precise and, following the firing, tourists are permitted to enter the enclosure for 30 minutes to take photographs. The attendants are most helpful and willing to take photos and have their photos taken with tourist.... More 

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Thank Theresa C
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 446 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Visited last May. We were staying close by and had heard it so went to see it. The canon is fired everyday at noon - a tradition started by the British. After the 3lb shot has been fired they open the gates for you to go in. Gates only open briefly so you can dash in take a photo or... More 

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Phan Thiet, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

For those who have never seen a canon fire, this is a must see place in Hong Kong. It is nice to see that people still keep the tradition of firing a gun at 12 every single day no matter what. Takes only 10 min of your time. Especialy if you are with kids, you should go there.

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Bolton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

make sure you are there before noon so you don't miss it - interesting if odd worth being part of for one day. Not so easy to find the subway to get you there so leave enough time, you don't want to be even a minute late for this as it will be a wasted journey.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

One of things you should not miss is to be there at 12 noon. everyday at 11.50 AM a uniformed man opens the gate, rings the bell and loads the gun. then he gunshots sharp at 12 Noon which can be heard for a mile around at least. thereafter for 15 mins gates are open and you can take photos... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

There is so little remaining here of the british link with hong kong we made sure to visit this, its just a short ceremony followed by the opening of the gates and for fifteen mins you can go in and take photos. A small area and short amount if time but well worth it!

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Thank Bacon1234
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Would never have found it of not for directions in earlier reviews and I was staying directly across the street. Very quick tribute and interesting story. Strange to see they have keeping with tradition for so long.

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