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The Jardine Noonday Gun

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Every day at 12 noon...

...you can be treated to a booming tradition that will make you jump. It’s not the easiest to find... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
TheOExpress
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong Tradition At Noon

The gun is located in Causeway Bay and was moved by Jardines from Macau to this location in 1844... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
Oldjack
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Gloucester Road, opposite to The Excelsior, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

...you can be treated to a booming tradition that will make you jump. It’s not the easiest to find the way over the road (the underground walkway is down an alley by the shopping centre) but there’s a nice walk over to Victoria Park too.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 23 December 2018

It only takes 5 minutes for it all to be over, but if you like a bit of tradition, pomp and ceremony, the Noonday Gun salute is for you. It doesn't make a massive noise but enough to entertain the kids and make the adults...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

The gun is located in Causeway Bay and was moved by Jardines from Macau to this location in 1844 and was used to give a salute to the head of Jardines whenever he arrived. It is not clear how and why this gun was fired...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

This is a pretty cool little side show to see if you are in the area around noon. The gun it shot at 12pm sharp and the gates are opened afterwards so you can take pictures with the gun. We went with guests who had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank acdenmark
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Other people have written about the gun, allow yourself enough time to find the underground tunnel. There are at least a couple of accesses to it, but they are not that obvious. The sign at the end of Canon St, directs you to the WTC,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

I visited last week there.It was unfortunate weather.But Noonday Gun was held on noon. The big gun's sound sounded.I didn't bring earplug but noproblem.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Noonday Gun Located at Causeway Bay, you will find the entrance via the World Trade Centre underground tunnel. Make sure you’re on time or you’ll miss the Gun going off at exactly noon. It’s a long standing tradition in Hong Kong, dating back to the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Happened to walk by the small enclave next to Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter and saw the firing of the Noonday Gun. This tradition harks back to pre colonial times when the Jardine Company and other business ventures had their own militias for protection against pirates...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 871phillipg
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We were wandering around the water to try and find an underground tunnel. We ended up here. It was late at night so it was closed. The tunnel entrance was right beside the gun. It would have been hard the other way as we ended...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Acineto
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

This ritual is over in the space of 30 seconds, but if you like a little history. This is very much worth coming to see. The gardens area is opened up after the gun is fired, for about 30 minutes

Date of experience: April 2018
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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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