Without a doubt, the beauty of fountains is adored by all people, regardless of culture and nationality. One proof is the presence of fantastic fountains not just in one country but all around the world. Be magnified and struck by the 10 most fantastic and breathtaking fountains in the world. Here they are:
1. Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas
Bellagio Hotel fountains are vast fountains choreographed to show performances with music and light. The fountain shows are set every 30 minutes from the afternoon to early evenings and every 15 minutes from 8 in the evening to midnight. Bellagio Fountains are now one of the common tourist spots in Vegas.
2. The Fountain of Wealth in Singapore
Located under Singapore’s largest shopping mall, the Fountain of Wealth is famous for being one of the largest fountains in the world. Its design was based on Hindu Mandala, a symbol of life and wealth. As such, the Fountain of Wealth serves as the symbolic representation of unity, harmony and oneness in spirit of the four races in Singapore.
3. Magic Fountain of Montjuic in Barcelona
The Magic Fountain of Montjuic in Barcelona is very famous for its spectacular simultaneous display of light, color, music, motion and water acrobatics. This fountain attracts millions of tourists each year. It was built by Carles Buigas as its entry for the Great Universal Exhibition in 1929.
4. Volcano Fountain in Abu Dhabi
It had long been one of the best and most popular fountains in the world until it was demolished in 2004. The Volcanic Fountain was 80-foot high and was very popular because it turned into a magnificent spectacle in the evenings with colored lights simultaneously playing with the water cascading down.
5. Big Wild Goose Pagoda Fountains in China
The Big Wild Goose Pagoda Fountains have been well-preserved to serve as a holy place for Buddhists. Nestled at the southern Suburb of the Xian City in China, this fountain is very popular for being the Asia’s largest musical fountain.
6. People’s Friendship Fountain in Moscow
Also referred to as the Friendship of Nations, the People’s Friendship Fountain in Moscow boasts of 16 gilded maiden statues wearing national costumes that represent the Soviet Union Republics. The fountain is powered by a complex system that can make 1,200 liters of water flow from 800 jets to 24 meters high structure per second.
7. Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy
The Trevi Fountain in Rome is very popular for featuring one of the most beautiful sculptures in Italy – Neptune in the center of two tritons, with one triton taming a fierce horse. This symbolizes the rough see. The other triton blowing a shell horn symbolizes a quiet sea. The Trevi Fountain became even more popular after it was featured in the film “La Dolce Vita” when the actress Anita Ekberg took a late-night bath in the Trevi Fountain. It was also made popular by the Roman legend saying that throwing a coin in the fountain will make you come back to Rome.
8. Oval Fountain in Tivoli, Italy
Also known as the Fontana di Tivoli, the Oval Fountain was declared as one of the UNESCO world heritage sites in 2001. This fountain is popular for its egg-shaped basin built in a pool set adjacent to a rustic nymphaeum.
9. Peterhof Fountain in St. Petersburg
The Peterof Fountain in St. Petersburg is a huge, luxurious, and perfectly preserved Imperial estate built under the administration of Peter the Great in 1710. It is popular because it is surrounded by several ornate palaces, landscaped parks, and magnificent fountains and statues.
10. King Fahd’s Fountain in Jeddah
The King Fahd’s Fountain is popular for being the world’s tallest fountain, throwing water to up to 312 meter, which is higher than the Eiffel Tower excluding the antenna.