无标题文档
You are here: This is Lanzhou> Customs

Lanzhou Waterwheel

By ZhaoZijun | 中国兰州网 | Updated: 2018-11-22 15:15
Adjust font size:

Lanzhou Waterwheel[File photo]

The Lanzhou Waterwheel, an irrigation tool with a history of nearly 5,000 years, is dubbed “a public water instrument of ancient times.”


Invented in 1556 by Duan Xu, a local official, the ancient device uses flowing or falling water to create power through paddles mounted around a wheel.


The waterwheel, featuring advanced technology, low costs and a strong visual effect, greatly promoted the agricultural and social development in Lanzhou at that time. Its culture has also become an important part of the wider Yellow River culture.

0
  • Related News