Hangzhou is the capital and largest city of Zhejiang Province in Eastern China. Hangzhou grew to prominence as the southern terminus of the Grand Canal and has been one of the most renowned and prosperous cities in China for much of the last millennium, due in part to its beautiful natural scenery. It is listed as one of the Seven Ancient Capitals of China. Hangzhou is renowned for its historic relics and natural beauty. It is known as one of the most beautiful cities in China, also ranking as one of the most scenic cities. One of Hangzhou's most popular sights is West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The West Lake Cultural Landscape covers an area of 3,323 ha (8,210 acres) and includes some of Hangzhou's most notable historic and scenic places. There are lots of theaters in Hangzhou showing performance of opera shows. Yue Opera, originated from Shengzhou, Zhejiang Province, is the second-largest opera form in China. Tea is an important part of Hangzhou's economy and culture. Hangzhou is best known for originating Longjing, a notable variety of green tea, the most notable type being Xi Hu Long Jing. The local government of Hangzhou heavily invests in promoting tourism and the arts, with emphasis placed upon silk production, umbrellas, and Chinese hand-held folding fans. Hu Qing Yu Tang was founded by Hu Xueyan with the south architectural style in 1874, It made more than four hundred types of drug by collecting secret prescriptions, proved recipes and combining clinical practice, now has become the only Chinese medicine museum. In 1988, it became a national key cultural relics protection unit. Hangzhou has a large student population with many higher education institutions based in the city.