Sunset View from Tiananmen Square

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Plan your Beijing tour? Pick a fine day and check the sunset time on a particular day to appreciate a spectacular sunset view from Tiananmen Square and see the red-flag lowering ceremony as well if you are interested in feeling the local patriotism of the crowds gathering for the ceremony.

Flag-Raising Time and Flag-Lowering Time are both set according to Beijing’s sunrise time and sunset time.

The setting sun hangs over between the Zhongyangmen Gate and Mao’s Mausoleum in the south of Tiananmen Square, the largest public square of such kind in the world.

The setting sun hangs over between the Zhongyangmen Gate and Mao's Mausoleum

The setting sun hangs over between the Zhongyangmen Gate and Mao’s Mausoleum

The falling sun is set on the People’s Great Hall, the Chinese parliament building accompanied by the Monument to the People’s Heroes.
The falling sun is set on the People's Great Hall

The falling sun is set on the People’s Great Hall


People are gathering and waiting for the red-flag lowering ceremony. The setting sun is moving further west with great glow.
The setting sun is moving further west with great glow.

The setting sun is moving further west with great glow.

The whole city of Beijing is under the setting sun glare red and yellow.
The whole city of Beijing is under the setting sun glare red and yellow.

The whole city of Beijing is under the setting sun glare red and yellow.

The falling sun gives out beautiful sunlights. The setting sun is gone and melted in the dusk
The setting sun is gone and melted in the dusk

The setting sun is gone and melted in the dusk

Watching the Red-Flag Lowering Ceremony

Watching the Red-Flag Lowering Ceremony

Watching the Red-Flag Lowering Ceremony

06611Tip: Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Beijing guided tours:

Beijing Highlight Day Tour from US$59 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Mutianyu Great Wall)
Beijing Classic City Tour from US$65 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Temple of Heaven + Summer Palace)
Beijing Excursion Tour from US$59 P/P
(Mutianyu Great Wall + Ming Tomb)
Beijing Hutong Highlight Tour from US$59 P/P
( Hutong + Rickshaw)

Mutianyu Great Wall Half Day Tour from US$55 p/p
Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour from US$69 p/p

Mutianyu Great Wall Layover Tour from US$65 p/p
Beijing Highlight Layover Tour from US$75 p/p

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