Religious town in central Taiwan opens its first Starbucks

The architectural design of the store is based on the imagery of hands clasped together when people praying.  (Courtesy of Starbucks)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The first Starbucks store in Beigang, Yunlin County opened on Nov. 20. 

Located on Huanan Road (Provincial Highway 19), the arterial road leading to and from Beigang, the Starbucks store echoes the cultural landscape of the small town in central Taiwan — home to the religious center Chaotian Temple.  

The architectural design of the store is based on the imagery of hands clasped together when people praying.  Also, the interior design features red-brown walls and the ceiling, the color of which is mostly seen in Taiwanese temples. 

The interior design features red-brown walls and an original ceiling. (Courtesy of Starbucks)
The architectural design of the store is based on the imagery of hands clasped together when praying.  (Courtesy of Starbucks)

Also, local artist Yeh Cheng-feng was invited to use paper sculptures to create the art wall in the store, depicting the growth process of Starbucks coffee. 

Local artist Yeh Cheng-feng was invited to use paper sculptures to create the art wall in the store, depicting the growth process of Starbucks coffee. (Courtesy of Starbucks)
Papers sculptures made by Yeh Cheng-feng are pictured. (Courtesy of Starbucks)

It is also the first store in Yunlin County to introduce the “Coffee & Tea on Tap” beverage program and the in-store bakery.  

What’s more? You can try four of Starbucks’ popular classic beverages, as well as “freshly baked pastries and cookies” at the Beigang store. 


Starbucks Beigang 
How to get there? No. 38, Huanan Rd., Beigang Township, Yunlin County 651, Taiwan