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Jardine Noonday Gun
There are many niche attractions in Hong Kong, which are very special, but there are not many people who know it. On the seashore near Causeway Bay, the most prosperous Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong, there is a small park known for its fort. This is a spot called Yihe Noon. The Jardine Noon is located on the shore of the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter, which is owned by Jardine Matheson. As early as 1841, Jardine Matheson purchased the land, built a warehouse and had a cargo terminal. In order to deal with pirates, a fort was set up. In 1850, the general manager of Jardine Matheson returned to Hong Kong from the United Kingdom. The staff fired a 21-gun salute at the fort. This caused dissatisfaction with the British army. Yiheyang expressed his apology and then sang the salute every day at noon. Since then, the salute at noon every day has become a tradition that has been handed down. In 1961, some residents complained that the mid-cannon guns were overwhelming. The Marine Police took the original cannon and replaced it with a fast-fire projectile that fired a 3-pound shell. The gun has been in use ever since. The current noon cannon is a free and open tourist attraction. Visitors can watch the salute from outside the guardrail, which has become part of Hong Kong culture. However, this attraction is very small. It is not easy to find for the first time. There is an underground passage from the opposite office building that can directly reach the noon. Every day before the release of the salute, there is someone responsible for cleaning and maintenance.
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Star Ferry
Hong Kong is not a big place. It is divided into three parts: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. From Kowloon to Hong Kong Island, you can take the subway or take a bus to cross the bridge. You can also take a boat. It is Hong Kong's 100-year transportation mode. . The Star Ferry between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island, although a means of transportation, is full of Hong Kong people's feelings. The Star Ferry has become a means of transportation for more than 100 years with the trains of Hong Kong and the Taipingshan Cable Car. Compared to other expensive transportation methods, the Star Ferry fare is very cheap, as long as two dollars can cross the sea, has become a must-visit experience for many tourists to Hong Kong. The Star Ferry has a long history. It originated in 1880 and was founded by a foreigner, "Kowloon Ferry Co., Ltd." and started its business. The company was acquired by Wharf in 1898 and renamed "Star Ferry Company". Take the Star Ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon to Central and Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island. There is no need to suffer from traffic jams. The frequency of launching is very high. Many Hong Kong residents have already become accustomed to this mode of transport. While taking a boat ride, you can enjoy the beauty of Hong Kong's bustling urban areas. Whether it is Tsim Sha Tsui or Hong Kong Island, there are high-rise buildings and beautiful night scenes. Many Hong Kong night scene photos seen on the Internet were taken in Tsim Sha Tsui.
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