Fountains have been used since history as a marvellous piece of architecture to give a delightful ambiance to historical monuments and other outdoor spaces. I guess not even a single person would not admire the beauty of these fountains. It has all the components of vivacious movements, and the sound of its soothing water makes everyone tranquil and glad. Not only this, they also inspire us to reach higher and higher!
A large number of fountains flabbergast the audience by working on a systematic scheme and choreography with a well fitting background music. So, get ready to go into raptures about these 10 magnificent and breathtaking fountain shows from around the world.
11. King Fahd’s Fountain, Jeddah:
This fountain of salty water from the Red Sea rises up to 312 metres with a fascinating speed of about 375 kilometre per hour. It reaches approximately to the height of the Eiffel Tower. 500 spotlights are used to highlight the fountain at night. This fountain was donated to the city of Jeddah by King Fahd and is the tallest fountain of its type in the world.
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10. Musical Fountain, Brunei:
The musical fountain is located at the Jerudong Amusement Park in Brunei which is the most impressive amusement park in the South-east Asia. The amusement park hosts various choreographed water performances set to light and music. It also features laser shows and holographic cartoons.
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9. Lotte World Musical Fountain, South Korea:
Crowned as the world’s tallest indoor fountain by the Guiness Book of World Records it has a water column height of up to 60 feet. The fountain display is choreographed to about 16 various pieces of background music. It is programmed to spell out words with the water droplets producing a mystifying effect. It is composed of two circular water curtains of 8 meters in diameters and fifty water jets arranged as a star and are synchronized in Korean as well as international classics.
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8. World of Colour, California:
It is a night time picturesque show at Disney California Adventure. The show features 1,200 fountains that are able to shoot water up to 200 feet in the air. Water, fire, laser, lighting and fog are used to form numerous special effects in synchronization with the music and the images. The LED lights installed on the Giant Mickey’s Fun Wheel also works in synchronicity with the water show. Not only this a large mist screen which is 380 feet wide is also used to project images.
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7. The Grand Cascade, St. Petersberg Russia:
The Grand cascade has 200 sculptures and 64 beautiful fountains jets that work in synchronicity and operate without the use of pumps. It was created in 1710 for Peter the Great. The central masterpiece has a magnificent gold statue of Samson wrestling with a lion which represents Russia’s victory over Sweden during the Great Northern War. A 65 feet water jet is shot into the air from the open mouth of the lion. This place is also declared as a Unesco World Heritage Site.
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6. Banpo Moonlight Rainbow Fountain, Seoul:
Listed in the Guiness Book of World Records, it is the world’s longest bridge fountain. It forms about 100 different formations over the total length of 3,740 feet with its 380 jets and 10,000 LED nozzles. Both sides of the bridge draw 190 tons of water per minute. As the name itself suggests the fountain water is illuminated by 220 lights in a kaleidoscope which gives it the seven colours of the rainbow. The Han River below it serves as the source of water for it.
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5. Aquanura, Netherlands:
Created by Water Entertainment Technologies and Efteling, Aquanura is the world’s third largest water show opened on 31st May 2012 on the 60th anniversary of the Efteling theme park. Within the 15,000 square meter lake, there are about 200 fountain jets, which displays a play of water, fire, fog and light and is choreographed on the musical artworks composed by the Brabant Orchestra. It acts like a canvas for about 900 lights and sounds.
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4. Big Wild Goose Pagoda Fountains, Xian China:
This Musical Fountain adds more beauty to the 1200 years old Pagoda which is a holy place for the Buddhist. Covering an area of 110,000 square meters, this T-shape musical fountain is among the largest fountains in Asia. Be prepared to get wet if you decide to walk through this fountains having 2,000 nozzle jets shooting out water. Interlocking arcs of sparkling water are perfectly tuned to the lighting and music system. The musical fountain illuminates the sky and the water with its spectacular light.
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3. The Fountain of Wealth, Singapore:
Located outside the Singapore’s Suntec City shopping mall, covering an area of 1683 square meters The Fountain of Wealth is the largest fountain in the world named by the Guiness Book of World Records.The water spews 13 metres high inside the 85 ton bronze circular ring which is having a circumference of 66 metres. Using laser technology, personalised messages are also displayed. When the fountain is turned off during the daytime visitors are allowed to collect the coins which are considered as a symbol of good luck.
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2. Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas:
Another extortionate fountain outside the Bellagio Hotel is used as a trough for sound and light shows.With over 4,500 lights and a sound system, it dances to the tune of every music. The fountain water blooms from 1,220 nozzles up to 24 stories into the air. A team of 30 engineers who are also trained in scuba diving is responsible for its daily maintenance.
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1. The Burj Khalifa Fountain, Dubai:
At the base of the world’s tallest building, spreading on a 30 acre Burj Khalifa Lake is the word’s largest dancing fountain. Designed by California based WET, it includes about 6,600 lights and 25 coloured projectors, fire and fog which all together make a spectrum and shoots water with up to 490 ft into the air with its five jets rings, which is equivalent to a 50- storey building in a sequence that moves in time to the music. The display can be seen from over 20 miles away. It is best viewed from the Dubai Mall.
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The creativity behind this marvellous architecture is absolutely commendable. This was our list of some of the most beautiful fountain shows in the world. Don’t forget to mention your own favourites in the comments section below.