Guangzhou is the capital and most populous city of the province of Guangdong in southern China. Guangzhou has a history of over 2,200 years and was a major terminus of the maritime Silk Road and continues to serve as a major port and transportation hub today. Despite being located just south of the Tropic of Cancer, Guangzhou has a humid subtropical climate influenced by the East Asian monsoon. Summers are wet with high temperatures, high humidity, and a high heat index. Winters are mild and comparatively dry. Guangzhou is divided into 11 districts, and is the main manufacturing hub of the Pearl River Delta, one of mainland China's leading commercial and manufacturing region. Currently the metro network is made up of ten lines, covering a total length of 306 km (190 mi).
The Eight Views of Ram City, also known as the Eight Sights of Guangzhou is the collective name for various collections of the eight most famous tourist attractions in Guangzhou, China, during different periods of its history.
The followings are those chosen through public appraisal and brought out in 2011.
1.Tayao Xincheng (Tower Shining Through The New Town): Canton Tower, Chigang Pagoda, Haixinsha, Flower City Square, Guangzhou Twin Towers, CITIC Plaza, etc.
2.Zhushui Liuguang (Pearl River Flowing and Shining): Pearl River (segment from Bai'etan to Pazhou), Wharves, Bai'etan, Shamian Island, Yanjiang Lu, Ersha Island, Haixinsha, Guangzhou Convention and Exhibition Center, etc.
3.Yunshan Diecui (Baiyun Mountain Green and In Arranged Well): Baiyun Mountain, Yuntai Garden, etc.
4.Yuexiu Fenghua (Elegance and Talent of Yuexiu Mountain): Yuexiu Mountain, Zhenhai Tower, Five Rams Statue, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Monument, etc.
5.Guxi Liufang (Ancient Academy Leaving A Good Name): Chen Clan Academy and Guangdong Folk Craftwork Museum.
7.Kecheng Jinxiu (Science City as Splendid as Brocade): Guangzhou Science City.
8.Shidi Changwan (Wetland Singing at Night): Nansha Wetland Park.