You Are Here – Changsha

Starbucks You Are Here – Changsha – one of 23 Chinese mugs released in September 2017.
Changsha is a famous historical and cultural city with a history of over 3,000 years located in the South Central China.
I could only recognize Aiwan Pavillion (Red Leaf Pavilion) from Yuelu Mountain. So I will need your help to identify other places from the mug. Please, leave a comment.… Read more

You Are Here – Guangzhou

Starbucks You Are Here – Guangzhou – is one of 23 Chinese mugs released in September 2017.
Guangzhou is the second most populous city in China. It is situated at the heart of the most-populous metropolitan area in mainland China. For many years it was a very important terminus of the maritime Silk Road. It continues to serve as a major port of southern China being relatively close to Hong Kong and Macau (75 and 90 miles respectively).
From the mug:
Canton Tower – briefly held the title of tallest tower in the world, replacing the CN Tower.… Read more

You Are Here – Sanya

Starbucks You Are Here – Sanya – is one of 23 Chinese mugs released in September 2017.
Sanya is the city in Southeast China. It is located on Hainan Island and due to it’s climate is a very popular touristic destination. Sanya is sometimes called “China’s Florida”, as many retirees prefer to spend winter here.
Ocean, sun, sand, beaches, palmes – all that you can find on this YAH mug. I am sure it is especially nice to drink from it during cold season (unless you live in tropics).… Read more

You Are Here – Suzhou

Starbucks You Are Here – Suzhou – is one of 23 Chinese mugs released in September 2017.
Suzhou is the major city in the East China located close to Shanghai (less than 50 miles). It is facing Lake Tai (Taihu) and is known as a major touristic attraction due to its canals, pagodas and stone bridges. This is probably why it is also known as Venice of China. Not to forget precisely designed gardens which were added to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997 and 2000.… Read more

You Are Here – Kunming

Starbucks You Are Here – Kunming – is one of 23 Chinese mugs released in September 2017.
Kunming is the modern city and transportation hub located on an elevated plateau (6,234 feet – 1,900 metres) on the south of China. It has a temperate year-round climate.
Noticeable point of interest from the mug:
– Green Lake Park – established in the 17th century with the most famous building on the lake – Jiang Wu Tang.
– The Stone Forest or Shilin – amazing rock formation which looks like trees growing from the ground, hence the name.… Read more

You Are Here – Hangzhou

Starbucks You Are Here – Hangzhou – is one of 23 Chinese mugs released in September 2017.
The design of this mug is pretty simple:
Liuhe Pagoda – a 200ft pagoda. It was originally constructed in 970, destroyed in 1121, and reconstructed fully by 1165. even though it looks like thirteen stories building, it only has 7 stories inside.
West Lake

Please note, this mug is one of three mugs to get Christmas version this year.… Read more

You Are Here – Shanghai

Starbucks You Are Here – Shanghai – is one of 23 Chinese mugs released in September 2017.
Shanghai is the major city in China with population of over 24 million people. It’s also global financial hub with the busiest container port in the world. Starbucks placed Lujiazui – a financial district of Shanghai on the front of the mug. Some of the buildings can be easily identified:
Oriental Pearl Tower – a 1,535 feet (468 m) high TV tower built in 1994.… Read more

You Are Here – Beijing

Starbucks You Are Here – Beijing – one of 23 Chinese mugs released in September 2017.
Huge city, which 22 million people call home is the capital of China. It’s the largest city in the world by area and second most populous.
Even though many know it as a modern city of contemporary architecture, Beijing has a really rich history, going back to 11th century BC – times when it’s predecessor – town of Ji was founded.
This is why, and I really love it, Starbucks placed historical points of interest on the mug:
The Great Wall of China – probably one of the most popular attractions in China.… Read more

You Are Here – Shenzhen

Starbucks You Are Here – Shenzhen – one of 23 Chinese mugs released in September 2017.
Shenzhen is a modern megalopolis that links Hong Kong to the rest of China. Some call it the Silicon Valley of China.
If you’re in Shenzhen you probably came for shopping experience, namely Luohu Commercial City, a huge mall with numerous shops and outlets, or just to see what the Chinese economic miracle really looks like.… Read more

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