Lanzhou Waterwheel Expo Park

Lanzhou Waterwheel Park

The Waterwheel Garden, built in 1994, is located in the Binhe Middle Road in Lanzhou, Gansu Province. The garden covers an area of 1.45 hectares (3.58 acres). Lanzhou with the Sculpture of the Yellow River Mother to the west, the White Pagoda Mountain Park to the north and the White Cloud Temple to the south. 

Why is Lanzhou Waterwheel Park So Special?

The unique-shaped Waterwheel in Lanzhou popular Waterwheel Park is another highlight of this city. Serving as the oldest irrigation tools in Lanzhou,the time-honored waterwheels appeared in Lanzhou during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); they are shaped strangely and known as the Irrigation Wheel and the Tiger Wheel.  The waterwheel expo garden was set up in Lanzhou which is called “city of waterwheel”.

Main Attractions of Lanzhou Waterwheel Park

Lanzhou Waterwheel Park is comprised of two waterwheels, a cofferdam, the recreation area and a house of water mill.

With 12 wheels of the Yellow River waterwheel in Lanzhou as main scenery. In the Waterwheel Garden two huge waterwheels with striking appearances stand uprightly on the south bank of the Yellow River. They are modeled on the antique waterwheel, having quadrate buckets and a diameter of 16.5 meters (54.1 feet). Owing to the two waterwheels and an advantaged position, the Waterwheel Teahouse attracts a lot of tourists. Here, visitors can appreciate the revolving waterwheels while enjoying a cup of tea. Moreover, the photo studio, stores and the house of water mill in Waterwheel Garden provide further entertainment and convenience for visitors.Visitors get to watch the revolving waterwheels while enjoying a cup of tea here.

Waterwheel Culture

The Waterwheel has a long history in Lanzhou, originating in Ming Dynasty.The Lanzhou Yellow River Waterwheel is a representative in China waterwheels with its unique construction, nice craft, and vigorous style. The waterwheel is an ancient device that uses flowing or falling water to create power by means of a set of paddles mounted around a wheel. The force of the water moved the paddles, and the consequent rotation of the wheel is transmitted to machinery via the shaft of the wheel.

How to get to Lanzhou Waterwheel Park

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If you want to get out of the traffic and hassle of navigation, you can book a private tour package that includes visiting, dining and transfer from us. Our local guide and driver will escort you to the Lanzhou Waterwheel Park and most convenient way and take care of all the details. You just have to focus on the visiting.

Independent Traveler

By Bus

Take bus No.20, No.25, No.109, No.116, No.135 and No.140 to Lanzhou Water Vehicle Expo Park.

By Taxi

Waterwheel park is 3.4 km from Lanzhou train station, 8 minutes driving.

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Edited by Winnie/张赢