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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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  • Have visited a few times in the past and was not planning to on this trip, but we were walking Queen's Road and decided to check out Battery Patch, a walkway with shrubs and foliage parallel to Queen'...  more »
  • It's always surprising to see a cathedral of anglo-saxon style in a city that contains hundreds of Buddhist temples, remembrance of colonization. The Cathedral is not very large, but very well kept and beautiful. The inside is clear and frequent. It of not exotic for Europeans, but go to her if you go near. Admission is free. Note you will find a small shop very provided outside, with a lot of memories and a warm welcome.
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  • This is a fine example of British colonial church architecture dates from 1849 and the only piece of Free Hold land in Hong Kong. A part from being a quiet place of reflection in an otherwise non stop...  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.
  • 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.
  • One of the most historic and beautiful cathedral in Hong Kong. Great to visit there.

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