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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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  • It’s the oldest remaining Western-style church in Hong Kong and was laid in 1847. The church was designed to combine early 13th-century English and Gothic architecture. It’s located in the heart of Ho...  more »
  • St John's Church is the Anglican cathedral of Hong Kong and is also the oldest church of the city. They say the guides, though only dates back to the mid-1800s, is the oldest Anglican Church throughout the far East. Some of the churches that were built by the Portuguese in nearby Macau are certainly the oldest but Catholic. I have got a couple of weeks ago on a Sunday morning and the Church was packed up to capacity. I only managed to throw quickly an eye inside while the mass was under way but I failed to do a thorough examination. Externally the Church is pale yellow and apart from the color a bit too pronounced for an English building, could easily be a place of worship. Its style is gothic revival, like that of hundreds of churches in England. The Cathedral is set in a nice garden but is not visible from all four possible angles, because it is surrounded by skyscrapers.
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  • If you look at the peak tram ride from go up can meet the Central Cathedral. Everyone here is missing a lot of concentration peak tram at the tourists. Take a break in a quiet Cathedral and I felt somehow cracked body light. Hong Kong's lively and busy atmosphere where you can escape for a moment from the illusory.
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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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