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St. John's Cathedral

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Address: No.4-8 Garden Road, Central District, Hong Kong, China
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Calm within hectic city

Like a large parish church I was reminded of St George's Cathedral in Jerusalem, another centre of calm in a differently hectic city. After been taken to a series of Buddhist... read more

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Like a large parish church I was reminded of St George's Cathedral in Jerusalem, another centre of calm in a differently hectic city. After been taken to a series of Buddhist shrines across China by our Chinese host it was good to be able to share a slight taste of Anglicanism as we moved from the base of the Peak... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the address should have been a clue. The cathedral stands on Garden Street on the steep lope to where the Peak Tram is located. The structure is magnificent done in what I imagine to be a neo-gothic - light airy with high ceilings - lots of stained glass and reserved decorations. Acoustics seemed very clear. The gardens around the building... More 

Thank Nick D
Whistler, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like old cathedrals in Hong Kong then you should go see this place. Was having some work done on one part of the structure but looked in good shape for the most part.

Thank Preston S
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I visited this beautiful cathedral late in the day and found it both beautiful and peaceful. A bit of a steep walk to get to but well worth while. After walking around inside and looking at the furnishing I took opportunity to sit and soak up the atmosphere. This is a beautifully cared for busy church.

Thank Ian M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I was walking around trying to find Lan Kwai Fong and my friend. Then I suddenly found this church opposite the street. Out of curiosity I went in and the architecture is beautiful with the stained glass. I was all by myself and it felt great to see this part of HK too.

Thank FayeInAmsterdam
Montgomery, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We were unable to wander around the cathedral at will because there was a service going on when we arrived, but I slipped in at the back to pray and soak up the atmosphere. This is the oldest Anglican church in Hong Kong, a statuesque building, set in a small complex with gardens, buildings and a well-stocked shop. A little... More 

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Reviewed 9 February 2017

As the oldest surviving Western ecclesiastical building in the city wedged between giant skyscrapers will, of course, a particularly important role.Sitting in a different perspective, it is perhaps not quite as impressive.In the area there is a small cafe and the opportunity to rest the thoughts of the big city

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Reviewed 13 January 2017

We visited St. John's Cathedral on Christmas eve after a Christmas service and were pleasantly surprised by its interior and surroundings - I hadn't visited St. John's before although I am regular to HK since 2000. The cathedral is actually quite large, but it is dwarfed by the surrounding Standard Chartered, HSBC. Cheung Kong Center and Bank of China Tower... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

We were here during our walking tour. This is a beautiful piece of art work and glad that it's been well kept

Thank miclooi
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most historical Catholic Churches in Hong Kong. Once we arrived HKG, we rushed from hotel in Wanchai to the church for mid-night Mass. My lady pilot first officer & I didn't have ticket but we were able to get in as there were still a few seats. The mass was carried out in English. The... More 

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