You Are Here – Xian

Starbucks You Are Here – Xi’an – is one of 23 Chinese mugs released in September 2017.
Xi’an is the capital of Shaanxi Province located in Northwest China. The two Chinese characters “西安” in the name Xi’an mean “Western Peace”. Xi’an is the oldest of the Four Great Ancient Capitals and the starting point of the Silk Road and home to the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang.
Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.… Read more

You Are Here – Wuxi

Starbucks You Are Here – Wuxi – is one of 23 Chinese mugs released in September 2017.
Wuxi is an old city in the province Jiangsu, China. It borders with two other large cities: Changzhou and Suzhou. As many typical old Chinese cities, Wuxi has a circular plan and is crossed by multiple canals. This is depicted on the mug as well – sailing boats and a bridge. I think the pagoda is for Liyuan garden.… Read more

You Are Here – Wuhan

Starbucks You Are Here – Wuhan – is one of 23 Chinese mugs released in September 2017.
Wuhan – is the capital of Hubei province and is the most populous city in Central China. Being a central hub in the domestic transportation, Wuhan is sometimes called Chicago of China.
I definitely see Yellow Crane Tower – traditional Chinese tower which was rebuilt numerous times due to war and fire. Current tower dates back to 1981 and is a mile away from the original place.… Read more

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