Noonday Gun in Hong Kong

The gun fires off every day at noon here

The gun fires off every day at noon here | Photo credit: Flickr/edwin.11

Noonday Gun Overview

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Noonday Gun’s claim to fame is Noel Coward song Mad Dogs and Englishmen . Located on the waterfront in Causeway Bay, the gun fires off every day at noon – a spectacle that you must not miss. The one-gun salute custom started when a Royal Naval Officer became annoyed at Jardine employees for firing off a gunshot when their head sailed into Hong Kong. The daily tradition began as a punishment to that. Today, it is more of an attraction for tourists than a tradition.

  • Opening Closing Time The shot is fired at noon daily

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Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island, China