Incredible fountains worldwide

From every basic life force of water and gravity, fountains additionally incorporate a spectrum of neon lights, nozzles, gemstone or metal sculptures, or streams as tall as skyscrapers to create emotional works of arts.

Singapore

Fountain of Wealth

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Sitting at the center of Suntec City, this 85-ton bronze fountain with the water flowing inward is said to bring good luck to those who touch it and can even display customized laser messages.

South Korea

Banpo Moonlight Rainbow Fountain

Banpo Moonlight Rainbow Fountain, Seoul

Covered with 10,000 lights, the Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain’s coloured water rains down spectacularly in graceful arcs from the double-decker Banpo Bridge. Spanning 1140m, it’s the world’s longest fountain, and is best viewed from the island’s observation deck or Banpo Hangang Park.

United States of America

Metalmorphosis

Metalmorphosis, Charlotte, North California

It is a mirrored water fountain by Czech sculptor David Černý, constructed at the Whitehall Technology Park in Charlotte, North California.

Metalmorphosis, Charlotte, North California

This 14-ton sculpture is made from massive stainless steel layers that rotate 360 degrees and occasionally align to create a massive head.

Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham Fountain, Chicago, Illinois

Opened to the public on 1927, Buckingham Fountain, the centerpiece of Grant Park, is considered as one of the finest ornamental fountains in America. The magnificent fountain provides water displays with shots to a height of 150 feet into the air, and the lighting emulating “soft moonlight”.

Bellagio Fountains

Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas, Nevada

Located within the resort and casino of Bellagio Las Vegas, this 8.5-acre lake has 1,214 jets that rocket streams of water 460 feet into the air. Fall in love with this unprecedented aquatic accomplishment as you enjoy an enchanting concert of opera, classical, Broadway and pop tunes.

Scioto Mile Fountain

Scioto Mile Fountain, Columbus, Ohio

This awe-inspiring fountain is the centerpiece of Bicentennial Park and the Scioto Mile in Ohio. It features five stainless-steel halo structures with 1,100 fog nozzles and five shoots jets of water 75 feet into the air. At night the fountain viewing experience is enhanced by unique lighting and fog effects.

Netherlands

Aquanura

Aquanura, Kaatsheuvel

Situated in at Efteling theme park, it is the largest performance fountain in Europe and one of the grandest in the world. Mesmerizing choreography of water, fire, mist and color, this feature debuts 9 new expressions and two choreographed symphonies of Dutch fairytale theme songs composed by a dedicated team of musicians.

Peru

The Magic Water Circuit

The Magic Water Circuit, Distrito de Lima

Lima’s Parque de la Reserva almost entirely comprises the “Magic Water Circuit,” a complex of 13 impressive and distinct fountains. Each fountain offers a different aqueous experience, be it a walk-through water tunnel or a brilliant laser show.

Dubai

The Waterfall at Dubai Mall

The Waterfall at Dubai Mall

Dubai’s watery wonders aren’t limited to the outdoors. The Waterfall is another wonderfully strange fountain, located inside the Dubai Mall. Speckled with fiberglass human divers, it spans the entire height and becomes the centerpiece of the mall.

The Dubai Fountain

The Dubai Fountain

This is the world’s tallest performing fountain at over 900 feet in length, situated on the 30-acre Burj Lake. It comprises five circles of varying sizes and two arcs, powerful water nozzles, over 6,600 WET Superlights, and 75 colour projectors to create a visual spectrum of different water expressions and colour. The fountain performs to a range of different songs from classical to contemporary Arabic and world music.

Switzerland

Jet d’Eau

Jet d’Eau, Geneva

When landing by plane, this lakeside fountain is the first dramatic glimpse you get of Geneva. The 140m-tall structure shoots up water with incredible force – 200km/h, 1360 horsepower – to create the sky-high plume, kissed by a rainbow on sunny days. At any one time, 7 tones of water is in the air, much of which sprays spectators on the pier beneath. Two or three times a year it is illuminated pink, blue or another colour to mark a humanitarian occasion.

Spain

Montjuïc’s Magic Fountain

Montjuïc’s Magic Fountain, Barcelona

Built in 1929, this fountain offers a spectacular display of music, water acrobatics and lights which generate over 50 kinds of shades and hues. Every year, Montjuïc’s Magic Fountain is the chosen site for the “Piromusical”, a huge firework display with a music and laser show, which is the closing event for Barcelona’s main festival, La Mercè. Also worth mentioning is the fact that the fountain operates on recycled water in order to save drinking water.

Australia

The Archibald Fountain

The Archibald Fountain, Sydney, New South Wales

The Archibald Fountain is located in Hyde Park North, drawing its themes from Greek antiquity and Art Deco. Accordingly, the 18m-diameter fountain is in the shape of a hexagon in which a 6m-high bronze Apollo dominates the other mythical figures of Diana, Pan and the Minotaur.

El Alamein Fountain

El Alamein Fountain, Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales

El Alamein Fountain in Fitzroy Gardens, King Cross was designed by Robert Woodward. It opened in 1961, having a superb modernist design which evokes a huge dandelion of water above a series of four terraced pools.

Italia

Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain, Rome

No tour of Rome would be complete without a stop at Rome’s Trevi Fountain. One of the backdrops for the 1960 comedy-drama La Dolce Vita, the fountain, completed in 1762, flows from the back of an otherwise unassuming building, its waters gushing over grand sculptures depicting the sea god Neptune, his Tritone attendants, seahorses and more. Remember to throw a coin over your shoulder and into the fountain before you head home. Superstitious travelers believe that’s the best way to guarantee you’ll return to the Eternal City.

Austria

Swarovski Crystal Head Fountain

Swarovski Crystal Head Fountain, Wattens

This fountain is the headliner of Swarovski Kristallwelten, a museum honoring the famous crystal company. This figure does indeed resemble the head of a giant, albeit a very fancy giant, with dazzling gemstone eyes and a water fountain mouth.

Crystal Cloud, Wattens

In addition, remember to visit Crystal Cloud area in Garden of the Giant where you can see a dazzling display of rainbow prisms from drifts of the shimmering crystal cloud after going through the forest’s dappled light, and a mirror pool where the dark water holds reflections of a million silent stars.

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