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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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Welcome to the Beijing edition of ATTDT: your independent curated guide to the very best of what to do today in Beijing. From free to cheap to boutique, from local tourist attractions to cultural events and even adventurous things to do, if you're in and around Beijing, whether you're visiting or a local, ATTDT is here to help.
We specialise in showing you fantastic and often unusual events, activities and attractions specifically on and open today, which are ready to explore: things to do for anyone looking to cure their boredom. Look at the idea above for something to do today, reload the page to get other amazing things to do, or change the day to have an amazing time in Beijing all week: here are amazing things to do on Saturday. Find out more....
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