ABOUT THE DESIGN OF STARBUCKS TAIPEI ICON MUG
Starbucks Taipei Icon Mug front design features the National Palace Museum.
The National Palace Museum is an art museum in Taipei. It is the national museum of Taiwan, and has a permanent collection of almost 700.000 pieces of ancient Chinese artifacts and artworks, making it one of the largest in the world.
The collection encompasses over 8,000 years of Chinese history from the Neolithic age to the late Qing Dynasty. Most of the collection are high quality pieces collected by China’s ancient emperors. The National Palace Museum and Palace Museum, located inside the Forbidden City in China, share the same original roots, which was split in two as a result of the Chinese Civil War.
Taipei City is the capital of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Situated at the northern tip of the island of Taiwan, Taipei is located on the Tamsui River; it is about 25 km southwest of Keelung, a port city on the Pacific Ocean. It lies in the two relatively narrow valleys of the Keelung and Xindian rivers, which join to form the Tamsui River along the city’s western border. The city proper (Taipei City) is home to an estimated 2,6 mio people. Taipei, New Taipei, and Keelung together form the Taipei metropolitan area with a population of 6,9 mio. However, they are administered under different local governing bodies. “Taipei” sometimes refers to the whole metropolitan area, while “Taipei City” refers to the city proper. Taipei City proper is surrounded on all sides by New Taipei.
Taipei is the political, economic, and cultural center of Taiwan.
REMARKS ABOUT STARBUCKS TAIPEI ICON MUG
Starbucks Taipei Icon Mug is one of the 5 Starbucks Taiwan Icon Mugs. Starbucks Taipei Icon Mug is still available in most Starbucks stores in Taiwan