Anyone who knows about the Noonday Gun will remember Noel Coward's 1924 song, "Mad Dogs and Englishmen," which tells the worl... More
Anyone who knows about the Noonday Gun will remember Noel Coward's 1924 song, "Mad Dogs and Englishmen," which tells the world: "In Hong Kong they strike a gong, and fire off a noonday gun, to reprimand each inmate, who's in late." This historic relic, built in 1901, is still fired everyday and is the best-known landmark in Causeway Bay. It is situated in a small garden on Gloucester Road right across from the Excelsior Hotel.
You have to walk through the underground car-park of the Excelsior Hotel to get to the Gun... but so does everyone. Get there 20 minutes early or so to get a good position next to the railings at the side... that way, you can poke your lens through the gap in the railing and get a clearer picture. It's as loud as Hell through an amplifier, but well worth the twenty minute wait.