The Waterwheel Park is located on the East Section of South River Bank Road, to the west of Zhongli Bridge and to the east of Zhongshan Bridge. It is composed of three parts – Waterwheel Square, Waterwheel Garden and Cultural Square.
Lanzhou waterwheels were first built and invented by Mr. Duan Xu from Lanzhou 1n 1556 (Ming Dynasty). The waterwheels have peculiar structures with exquisite handcraft and vigorous style.
It raises water with skip buckets up to the canal for gravity irrigation while it is being propelled to turn around by automatic flow of river. Lanzhou has been reputed as “the City of Waterwheel”.
The visit to Waterwheek Park is usually coupled with the trip to Zhongshan Bridge and Yellow River Mother Sculpture garden along the southern bank of Yellow river cutting through the city.
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