Noonday Gun
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Noonday Gun - Hong Kong (SAR)
Noonday Gun is located in Hong Kong Island.
Noonday Gun monument was established on 1860.
Primary threats to Noonday Gun :

Noonday Gun is a former naval gun mounted on a small enclosed site near the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. A gun has been mounted in this area since the 1860s.




Historical facts of Noonday Gun :

Noonday Gun is a former naval gun mounted on a small enclosed site near the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. The tradition seems to have originated over an incident in the 1860s when Jardines, who had their main godowns and offices at East Point, had their private militia fire a gun salute to welcome the Tai pans arrival by sea. The Royal Navy thought that such a salute should be reserved only for government officials or senior officers of the armed services. In penance, Jardines has been required to fire a gun at noon ever since, to serve as a time signal.