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Address: Gloucester Road, opposite to The Excelsior, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China
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Experiencing an old tradition

It was fun witnessing the firing of the "Jardine Noonday Gun", a tradition that dates back to the early days of Hong Kong. You will not have a hard time finding the place, there's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Donsky33
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Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was fun witnessing the firing of the "Jardine Noonday Gun", a tradition that dates back to the early days of Hong Kong. You will not have a hard time finding the place, there's a clear direction going to the site.

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Leuven, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tradition in style... Include this in your itinerary when you are in the neighbourhood prior to go for lunch. You'll be surprised!

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We were on a mission to locate this gun for an altogether unrelated purpose - geocaching! We were so close when we were told "duck down that lane, take the second door, go downstairs and along the corridor/tunnel"! Well that was our short adventure getting here. We missed it being fired but still enjoyed watching all the little ferries come... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Usually not too many visitors and I'd say better to arrive the place at least 5 - 10 minutes earlier to see the preparation as well as a better vantage point. The whole ceremony lasts less than 10 minutes. After that it'll be opened to the public for half an hour. It's brief but a great thing to be reserved.... More 

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New Romney, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

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 72 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 125 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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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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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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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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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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