Lanzhou Shuiche Park

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Lanzhou Shuiche Park
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Gary, Australia
China72 contributions
I visited the Lanzhou waterwheel parks in December 2020 to experience the ‘winter west’. This can be confusing though as there are two waterwheel parks along the Yellow River. The first is beside Nanbinhe East Road, and only 50 metres from the Yellow River Mother Sculpture. On Baidu Maps, it is called “Lanzhou Waterwheel Park (Southwest Gate 2)”. I did a five hour walk along this southern stretch of the river, seeing local people enjoying themselves. School children were sketching the two waterwheels, and answering questions on worksheets. Many small groups in ethnic minority costumes were dancing and playing musical instruments; an older man was teaching others how to whip-crack, old men were flying gigantic kites, serious cyclists were out, and throngs just walking. The second, called “Waterwheel Expo Garden” on Baidu Maps is along the same road and located between the Lanzhou and Jinyan Bridges. It has 20 waterwheels of different shapes, sizes and functionalities. As I was there in winter, the largest pair were not functioning but being interested in History, I found them fascinating. Their technical complexity and their capacity for ‘doing work’ in a pre-industrial era should not be underestimated. The park also has interesting sculptures of everyday people, a teahouse, and loads of information boards in Chinese and English. Compared to my own country and many others I have visited, I am impressed by how much investment Chinese cities have placed in their riverside parks.
Written December 30, 2020
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AussieChad
Brisbane, Australia285 contributions
Solo
This park is really nice. Plenty of shade, places to eat and views of the river. You also get to witness how the water wheels irrigated the local area. On the day I visited, by continuing further down the river, there was some really interesting music being played by numerous bands. Well worth a walk.
Written June 30, 2021
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Chan Roberts
Juticalpa, Honduras703 contributions
This is one of the important historical sites of Lanzhou. The region surrounding Lanzhou is rather dry; so, a series of water wheels were built to transport water from the Yellow River. The park itself has two of those water wheels (there's another set of wheels further downriver). Also featured during warmer weather is sheepskin rafting on the Yellow River (the rafts themselves have a long history). The water wheels themselves are an interesting feat of engineering.
Written May 2, 2021
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hlc1982
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia60 contributions
Small place, free to enter but really not much to see. Other activities requires money and not related to the theme of that area.
Written August 16, 2017
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Lex Faure
Knysna, South Africa151 contributions
The water wheels along the Yellow River are a very special part of Lanzhou's history. Although the river runs alongside where the town was established - it is a very dry region and over 200 water wheels were established to bring water to the region for farming and for the community.
They are fascinating structures and some are still operational so that one can experience how they operate.
A walk along the river is very satisfying and every tourist to Lanzhou must talk a leisurely walk to enjoy Lanzhou.
Written September 16, 2019
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MikeFromWisc
Madison, WI224 contributions
A winter stroll along the river in January isn't always appealing, but the history of the waterwheels made it worth the cold. While I didn't get to see the wheels in action, I could still learn and appreciate the amazing design work that put this water system in place. If you go, continue walking across the steel bridge, and warm up in the small eating shops on the side streets.
Written March 10, 2018
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,748 contributions
Solo
This small area by the riverside is a free area to stroll, despite there being a ticket office and barriers. Not sure why as you just walk in and out. It's quite pleasant, but the two giant waterwheels are not in action, yet remain quite an impressive sight. The riverfront gives very nice views and it's a nice place to stroll.
Written October 20, 2017
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alisonpriceLeeds
Leeds, UK191 contributions
Friends
A chance to walk past the fast flowing Yellow River and enjoy a range of water wheel
Features. Most are interactive and include English descriptions
Written July 4, 2019
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lovetoootravel
Melbourne, Australia248 contributions
Couples
An excellent display of "working" water wheels that are in a beautiful parkland/garden setting along the Yellow River.
Written June 26, 2019
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Archaeobuff
Sydney, Australia1,870 contributions
Solo
This park with its waterwheels and pig skin rafting was interesting. I have included a photo of a family speeding down the Yellow River on such a raft. These things move at a swift pace - one way and then a speed boat brings them back.
Of a lot more interest was a gathering of hundreds of local ladies next door in various uniforms. When I asked our guide to find out what they were doing he stopped one of the women and she explained that it was community square dancing. I think something got lost in the translation. They were not all red and white as in their main photo soon others in snazzy army style uniforms arrived with boots and on the back of their shirts they had team names like US Army and SWAT XCLAN???? Some had studded knuckle duster gloves. The male role was played by ladies in trousers whilst the female role had a short skirt. Now the ladies spent most of their time standing around as we had lunch next door looking down on them. Eventually a group broke into rock and rolling alongside the old Yellow River - what is China coming to :)?
Written October 8, 2017
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