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Flag-raising happens every day in Tiananmen Square, at dawn, with marching soldiers accompanied by music. Although the actual raising of the flag only lasts 147 seconds (the time it takes the sun to rise above the horizon), crowds gather to see this symbolic ceremonial event. Join them and experience it at dawn - check the times here - and if you've missed it, there's a ceremony at sunset when the flag is taken down too.
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Note: While events and activities are featured here because they should be on and open this Sunday, changes can happen - you can use the headline link on the thing to do above to find out up-to-date information. Check before you travel.
"Sundays are so boring!" "What's on this Sunday in Beijing?" "What's a great end to my weekend?"
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If you think Beijing is closed on Sundays, think again: we've got extraordinary things to do to make it a real #SundayFunday. From music to markets to modern art, open your eyes to a world of culture and creativity - right where you are - with ATTDT this weekend.
We'll help you in finding cool and often little-known events, attractions and activities specifically on and open this Sunday, which are ready to visit: things to do in Beijing for anyone needing inspiration. Look at the idea above for something to do this Sunday, reload the page to get other awesome things to do, or change the day to have an amazing time in Beijing all week: here are amazing things to do on Monday. Find out more...
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