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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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  • Before going to the tram, take 10 minutes to ' take a look. Beautiful architecture and it's relaxing. We attend mass on Saturday evening... in Mandarin! Uh, glad I know my classics,... it's warm enough as a principle. @ If possible do
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  • We’ve stayed in HK for 4 years now but never truly explored the CBD. The location is not far from IFC/Star Ferry or you can take the MTR and get off at Central station. Walk towards the Cheung Kong Ce...  more »
  • It is a respectable Church at the foot of Victoria Peak. In the stained glass windows were clean! Many tourists stop by everyone close to the peak tram station. Inside the Church is a quiet atmosphere good! This is the place you want to visit!
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  • Classic church in the middle of Central. Great contrast between peaceful and the hustle of the city. Mass is very crowded so show up early. Very welcoming and grounds are open most of the day.
  • My favourite church in HK. Used to have mass here every year when i was studying in secondary school. It is so beautiful and quiet, can come here for a rest.
  • Try to visit this nice church when some gospel groups are singing! It makes the place magical
  • Quite a beautiful area and building. I walked through it quite a few times last year and I have always enjoyed it, despite being uphill.
  • It's one of the oldest buildings in Hong Kong and while most of the colonial style buildings from 1865 were demolished, this is one of the last ones remaining. Do check it out! It even has one of the last British influenced post boxes (red in color)

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