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St. John's Cathedral, Hong Kong

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Acting as the seat of the Archbishop of Hong Kong, St. John's Cathedral is one of the city's five cathedrals and the oldest Anglican church in the Far East. The structure survived bombings during World War II and acted as a club for Japanese soldiers during the occupation. When you go, try to spot the initials V.R. on the west face of the bell tower, in memory of the church's founding during Queen Victoria's reign, as well as the Royal Arms on the first pew on the south side, which was once reserved for Governors or members of the Royal Family. Do not leave without viewing the large Memorial Cross next to the cathedral, which memorializes soldiers killed in World War I. Plan your visit to St. John's Cathedral and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Hong Kong holiday builder .
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  • The ancient Cathedral. One of the oldest in Hong Kong from places of worship. Always interesting to observe in the Asian country, traces the history of Europe. The current Cathedral. You can freely visit. Sit on the benches. Look at the stained-glass Windows and columns. We have gone into it on the way to the Zoo and at the Victoria Peak.
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  • Built in 1849 in neo-Gothic style is a typical example of colonial architecture, among the few now left in Hong Kong. Has no peculiarities to be reported, it is still the place to be seen. Me touches his position.
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  • Visitors to Hong Kong must visit this spot as it is a fine example of British Colonial Architecture, very well maintained. A quiet place for prayer andd self reflection. A lot of history to observe  more »
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  • Peacefulness and quietness in the right centre of city. Walked in and found only one people there. Beautiful and small garden also. Surrounded by commercial buildings, banks and also government offices. It is very interesting.
  • Beautiful cathedral church near to Hong Kong Central Park. Original architecture, quiet place for contemplation or meditation. Looks a little bit mystical. Especially in the evening I think.
  • The church complex comprising the Cathedral, Li Hall ancillary with a book store and Church Office/Function Room. The Cathedral has a clock tower which bell toll every 15 minutes. The Church is abutting to Garden Road on one side and Battery Path that lead to CBD.
  • It’s a really beautiful church which is to close Hong Kong park and those skyscrapers in central. A good place to kill time.
  • St John's Cathedral, a Gothic Revival church of great historic significance, is a 'must-see' in Hong Kong, especially for the increasing number of Hong Kongers interested in their city's colonial past. More importantly, it is a quiet spiritual haven amidst the hustle-bustle of Hong Kong.
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