St. John's Church and Aya Soluk Castle
St. John's Church is an inconspicuous place hidden behind Aya Soluk Castle. Unexpectedly, here is the Gospel of John written. The place below.
So it has also become a holy place for Christianity. However, there are not many people to visit, and tickets for Aya Soluk Castle already include it.
The whole ruin is very majestic and you can see the whole picture of Selcuk here.
At the foot of Aya Soluk Castle, there is an Isabel Mosque, which is a magnificent architectural style that belongs to the post-Seljuk forward Ottoman transition period. style of.
Remember to bring a headscarf and take off your shoes when you visit. It is very interesting that there are even more free Qurans in various languages (including Chinese version).
Speaking of the Seven Wonders of the World, we may all think of pyramids, sky gardens, etc. But who will first think of the Temple of Artemis? Who knows that it is on the edge of Selcuk's insignificant path?
Its like being forgotten by everyone. When I came here, no one was visiting.
The Temple of Artemis was originally built to be larger than the Parthenon in Athens. It is a glorious presence in the Western world. Its 127 pillars each The part is engraved with patterns. Now, there are only a few broken roots left.
There are even ducks running around inside. The seven wonders that are really lonely.
St. John's Church is a Gothic style. It was the first Christian church in Hong Kong. It was built in 1847 and cost 8,736. Half of it was paid by the British government and half was raised by believers. During World War II, the Japanese army set up the church as its headquarters. After the war, it suffered severe damage. After many times of rebuilding, the old appearance was preserved.
In addition to being the center of Hong Kong's Christianity, the church is also a place for weddings and funerals. It is also the main hall of the Anglican Hong Kong and Macao diocese, and it has a status that cannot be ignored in Hong Kong.
Central Station, once you come out, cover the garden, pass through the Chater Garden, continue along the cable car sign, go through a traffic light, and walk straight along the Garden Road for a while, you can see St. John's Church is on your right hand side.
The romantic St. John's Church is a very old Gothic church in the old town. On the way to the Old Town Square from the Palace Castle, you can see the beautiful St. John's Church. This Gothic building, with its dark red spires towering high, is very different from the surrounding architecture. The top of the church, arranged in red and pink, looks like a huge harp, which is particularly eye-catching.
In addition to the exquisite and beautiful appearance, the history of this church is also quite legendary. It used to be a very old building. It was born in the 13th century and has been transformed into a larger scale. However, unfortunately, the church was destroyed by fighters during World War II. The church that I see now is rebuilt by the descendants according to the style of the church that year. The entire church is red in appearance and is decorated in a classic style. Especially with a historical background about it, there is an inexplicable tribute to it. It not only brings together the wisdom of the local people, but also the people's good wishes for peace. Next to the church in
St. John, there is also a Temple of Grace Temple. Although the two seem to be closely intertwined, the styles are quite different. Next to the Temple of Grace Temple is the late Renaissance, it seems a lot simple, but the "Angel's Gate" carving on the door of the church is amazing, the whole sculpture is exquisite, and it is only wonderful.
The interior of the church is bright and elegant. Many newcomers will hold weddings here, which shows that in the eyes of local people, they still have a very high status.