SAS, the largest airline company in Scandinavia, offers cheap international flight tickets to Beijing with departures from all over Europe. Connections can easily be made at this major Asian hub.
Our city guide will help you to find out what's up and the best tips from SAS crew and passengers. Beijing is a great city - literally speaking. Tiananmen Square in the heart of the centre is large enough to hold 1 million people, while the historic Forbidden City is home to thousands of imperial rooms.
What's up in Beijing
Originally built in 1694 as the residence of the future Yongzheng Emperor, this complex of beautifully designed buildings was transformed into a Tibetan Buddhist temple in the mid-18th century. The Falun Dian, the temple’s teaching and assembly hall, features a large bronze statute of Tsongkapa, the founder of the Buddhist Yellow Hat sect.
Ten Fu's Tea
This chain sells high-quality tea from across the region. The friendly staff brews small cups of tea for customers to sample.
The Summer Palace was once used by the imperial family as a retreat from the stress of Beijing city life. The grounds include a range of buildings and gardens, including the Hall of Benevolence and Longevity, as well as the stunning Fragrant Buddha Tower, which offers superb views of Kunming Lake.