SAS, the largest airline company in Scandinavia, offers cheap international flight tickets to Beijing with departures from all over Europe. Connections can easily be reached from 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. Famous Tiananmen Square is big 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.
95 Donghuamen Avenue
Tel. +86 10 6526 8883
This sleek and minimalist restaurant is perched on a moat and offers stunning views of the Forbidden City. Perfectly affordable luxury! / Magnus, air steward
Magic Beijing Chaoyang Theater
36 North Dongsanhuan
Tel. +86 10 6507 18 18
Classical Chinese arobatics, mystic magic and Chinese opera. Really nice - if you like that sort of thing! / Brigitte
Tai Pan Massage & Spa
Lido Shop 2F Block 9
2A Fang Yuan Xi Road
Tel.+86 10 6437 62 99
Relax in one of the busiest cities you have seen. / Martin