Starbucks Beijing Global Icon Mug, 16 Oz
- Starbucks Global Icons, Beijing
- 16 Oz Mug
- Microwave and Dishwasher safe
This Starbucks mug from the Global Icons Series introduces Beijing, prominently displaying a cityscape on the front and back. Combining both modern and traditional style architectures, Beijing is one of the oldest cities in the world, with a rich history dating back three millennia. As the last of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, Beijing has been the political center of the country for most of the past eight centuries, and was the largest city in the world by population for much of the second millennium AD. With mountains surrounding the inland city on three sides, in addition to the old inner and outer city walls, Beijing was strategically poised and developed to be the residence of the emperor and thus was the perfect location for the imperial capital. The city is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, parks, gardens, tombs, walls and gates.