ABOUT THE DESIGN OF STARBUCKS BEIJING ICON MUG
Starbucks Beijing Icon Mug Front Design features the Great Wall of China.
The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China to protect the Chinese Empire or its prototypical states against intrusions.
Several walls had already been begun to be built beginning around the 7th century BC and these were later on joined together and made bigger, stronger, and unified which are now collectively called as the Great Wall. The most comprehensive archaeological survey, using advanced technologies, has concluded that all the walls measure 8,851.8 km.
This is made up of 6,259.6 km sections of actual wall, 359.7 km of trenches and 2,232.5 km of natural defensive barriers such as hills and rivers.
Beijing is the capital of the most populous country in the world, the People’s Republic of China. With a population of 21.5 million people, it is the nation’s second-largest city after Shanghai. It was also the seat of the Ming and Qing dynasty emperors until the formation of a republic in 1911. Beijing is the political, educational and cultural centre of the country and as such it is rich in historical sites and important government and cultural institutions.The city is marked by its flatness and arid climate. There are only three hills to be found in the city limits (in Jingshan Park to the north of Forbidden City) and mountains surround the capital on three sides.
Like the configuration of the Forbidden City, Beijing has concentric “ring roads”, which are actually rectangular, that go around the metropolis and serve as good reference points as one attempts to move about the city.
Beyond the ring roads are the most-visited portions of the Great Wall of China, which witnesses visitors the world over and Beijing serves as a good headquarters for those who wish to gaze upon one of mankind’s more memorable and lasting structures.
Beijing was host to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
REMARKS ABOUT STARBUCKS BEIJING ICON MUG
Starbucks Beijing is one of the 36 Starbucks China Icon Mugs. It is still available in stores. The Beijing Icon Mug is MIC. the is no MIT version.