10 Most Beautiful Fountains in the World
It must be so romantic to say “I love You” to the one You love on one of these most beautiful fountains in the world. Fountain is one of the attraction of a city. many water fountains are made with expensive and of course with art and high technology. The following is the most beautiful fountain from places all over the world
10.King Fahd’s Fountain (Jeddah)
Located in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, King Fahd’s Fountain is famous for the highest fountain in the world, firing water to a height of 1023 ft (312m) – higher than the Eiffel Tower when the antenna is removed. Using 3 giant pumps that can fire 625 liters of water per second at incredible speed of 233 mph (375 km / h). When traveling to Jeddah, do not forget to visit this fountain, It’s incredible.
9. Peterhof Fountain (Saint Petersburg)
Peterhof is a luxurious and beautiful Empire residence, was founded in 1710 by Peter the Great on the banks of the Gulf of Finland (Baltic Sea). Combining several palaces, a collection of landscape and garden statues and fountains, giving the title “Russian Versailles”. Grand Cascade flows from beneath the palace towards the Baltic Sea and is one of the largest series of fountains in the world. Largest fountain of the Grand Cascade, the golden statue of Samson met a fight with a lion, a canal flowing through the park to the pier, where the hydrofoil and boats from St.Petersburg anchored.
8. Oval Fountain (Tivoli)
Fontana dell’Ovato (Oval Fountain), also called the Fontana di Tivoli, located in the Villa d’Este, Tivoli, Italy. This fountain empties into the egg-shaped pool and then went into the pool created in rusty nymphaeum. The design was made by Pirro Ligorio. The entire Villa is set as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001.
7. Trevi Fountain (Roma)
Standing as high as 25.9 meters (85 feet) wide and 19.8 meters (65 feet), the Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi) has one of the most beautiful sculptures in Italy: Neptune or Oceanus in the middle and two triton, one trying to tame sea horses symbolize the cruel, and the other one blew the sea shells symbolizing peace. Ordered in 1732 by Clement XII and thirty years later his successor Clement XIII purified it.
Trevi became famous for a scene in the movie “La Dolce Vita” made by Fellini, Anita Ekberg as late-night drenched in this fountain. Also there is a legend that says, if you throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain, you will return to Rome.
6. People’s Friendship Fountain (Moscow)
People’s Friendship Fountain (also known as the Friendship of Nations) in Moscow has 16 sculptures that wear their national costumes, representing all the Soviet Republic. The fountain is complemented by a red granite octahedral pond with a surface area of 4000 square meters. This fountain is run by an eight-pump system that can shoot 1200 liters of water from the jet to reach 800 high 24 meters per second
5. Big Wild Goose Pagoda Fountains (Xian)
Built in 652 during the reign of Emperor Gaozong of the Tang Dynasty, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a protected ancient buildings and holy places for Buddhists. Located on the southern outskirts of Xian City (China), this place is home to the largest musical fountain in Asia, with the longest line of light in the world.
4. Volcano Fountain (Abu Dhabi)
Sadly, in 2004 Volcano Mountain, once a famous landmark of Abu Dhabi and one of the most beautiful fountain in the world, razed to make room for housing development. The fountain 80 feet high was built to resemble a pyramid circle, with the fourth ladder up the side of the six platforms to the fountain. In the afternoon, the fountain was turned into a show with colored light as the water flows downward.
3. Magic Fountain of Montjuic (Barcelona)
Magic Fountain of Montjuic is a spectacular game of color, light, movement, music and water acrobatics in Barcelona. Located in placa d’Espanya and the National Palau, the magic fountain attracts thousands of tourists every night. Built by designer Carles Buigas in the year 1929 for the Great Universal Exhibition, nearly 3000 workers involved in this project for less than one year.
2. Fountain of Wealth (Singapore): The World’s Largest Fountain
Fountain of Wealth located below the ground in the largest shopping malls in Singapore Suntec City and is famous for the largest fountain in the world. Symbol of wealth and life, its design is based on the Hindu mandala, and is a symbolic representation of spiritual unity, unity and harmony among the four races in Singapore. Made of bronze, and consists of a circle with 66 meters long, which is assisted by four large pillars. Occupied area 1683 meters (5521 ft), with a height of 13.8m (45.2 ft). The fountain reaches a height of 30 meters.
1. Fountains of Bellagio (Las Vegas): Water Choreography Performing
Fountains of Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas (USA) is a large fountain with performances that involving light and music. This show can be seen from some particular point in the strip, from the street and from neighboring buildings. Major water is carried out every 30 minutes in the afternoon and early evening, and every 15 minutes from 8 AM until the early hours. The Fountains is built on an artificial lake covering nine acres. Movement of water is set to follow the music; Examples include “Fly Me To The Moon ‘(Frank Sinatra),” Time to Say Good-bye “(Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli) and” My Heart Will Go On “(Celine Dion).