The fountains of the world are a treasure trove of beauty, art, and culture. Whether you're in New York City or Dubai, there's no shortage of beautiful waterfalls to visit—and we've rounded up some of our favorite ones!
The Dubai Mall Fountain
The Dubai Mall Fountain is a fountain in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is located on the Burj Khalifa Lake, in front of the Dubai Mall. The fountain was designed by WET Design, the same architect who designed the fountains at Bellagio in Las Vegas.
The Emirates' tallest tower (known as Burj Khalifa) sits on an artificial island that has been built between itself and a smaller lake to create one large public space with multiple attractions including this fountain which has become an iconic symbol of Dubai due to its size and location next to many other tourist attractions such as Atlantis Hotel & Spa
The Bellagio Fountain is the centerpiece of the famous Las Vegas Strip. It's located at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue, in front of Bellagio Hotel & Casino.
The fountain show is every 15 minutes from 3pm to 8pm and every half hour from 8pm to midnight. The fountain show includes a combination of light effects, water jets and audio music by Jay Z (for his song about money) with visuals that change throughout its duration.
Magic Fountain of Montjuic, Barcelona
The Magic Fountain of Montjuic, Barcelona is located at the top of Montjuic Mountain and can be found just a few miles away from Plaza Catalunya. The fountain has been playing since 1929 and it features musical instruments that produce waterfalls, fountains and bubbles. It has a capacity of 15,000 gallons (60,000 liters) of water per day!
Lake Houhai Fountain, Beijing
The Lake Houhai Fountain is located on a man-made lake in Beijing, China. It was built between 1999 and 2000 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Communist rule in China.
The fountain's design consists of a number of separate rectangular panels that form a square base surrounded by four sides with an arched top portion (the fifth side) that serves as bridge over water access points between two sides. A large fountain structure stands at each corner near where you can walk across to enter from either side; this is where you'll find yourself after climbing up some stairs from below ground level (or jumping off).
The entire structure measures approximately 40 meters long and 20 meters wide with its surrounding area being about 3 hectares or 5 acres large enough for people to enjoy drinking wine underneath shade trees while watching performances during summertime festivals such as Lunar New Year celebrations!
Khor Dubai Waterfront, Dubai
The Khor Dubai Waterfront is located in the Dubai Waterfront, and it's considered to be one of the most beautiful fountains in the world. The fountain has a height of 460 feet, making it taller than any other water feature in existence today. It also has a water jet height of 460 feet and lasts for 20 minutes at its highest point—making this fountain one of the longest-lasting ones around!
The fountain features synchronized music and dancing lights that sync up with each other so that they don't interfere with each other while they're playing different songs or remixes on repeat throughout your visit (which you should definitely do).
Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain, Seoul
The Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain is located in Seoul, South Korea. The fountain was built in 2005 and has a total of 1,460 nozzles. It is powered by water pressure from the Cheonggyecheon Stream that flows underneath it, making this fountain one of the largest in South Korea!
The fountains are 20m wide and 9m high with a diameter of 4 meters at their widest point (the middle). The entire structure consists of steel tubes filled with air so that they don't collapse under their own weight when they're turned on; they also use LED lights to give off colorful displays every 30 seconds or so during daylight hours only—otherwise there would just be too much light coming out all at once!
King Fahd’s Fountain, Jeddah
The King Fahd’s Fountain, Jeddah is a large fountain located in the King Abdulaziz International Airport. The fountain is the largest in all of Saudi Arabia and has a height of 50 meters, width of 300 meters, and length of 200 meters. It also consists of 5 million liters of water per hour that shoot up from 8 underground sources when there is demand for more water from users such as airplanes or hotels nearby.
Osmena Park Dancing Fountains, Cebu
The Osmena Park Dancing Fountains are located in Cebu City, Philippines. The fountain was built in 1976 and is made up of a series of water jets that dance to the music played by the Fountain Orchestra when it's not playing classical pieces.
Place de la Concorde Waterfall, Paris
Place de la Concorde is a public square in Paris, France. It was designed by Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre and Charles-Nicolas Cochin, who also designed the Louvre (built between 1763 and 1785) and Luxembourg Palace (1762–65).
It is located at the eastern end of the Champs-Élysées, which runs down the center of Paris from its intersection with Boulevard Haussmann to its intersection with Boulevard Saint-Germain. The Place de la Concorde has been home to monuments since 1806 when it was first called "Place Louis XV".
Water Fountains of Peterhof Palace, Russia
The Peterhof Palace is a palatial complex built in 1710-1714 by Peter the Great and designed as his summer residence. The palace’s main attraction is its great fountain that can be seen from the sea. There are many fountains in this garden with different shapes and sizes that decorate it perfectly!
Musical fountains are a great way to experience beautiful music and light shows.
Musical fountains are a great way to experience beautiful music and light shows. It's hard to describe the feeling of standing in front of one of these fountains, as they play different songs at different times, but it's definitely something you should see for yourself if you visit any country with a musical fountain.
It’s hard to believe that these fountains were all built more than a century ago. They are still awe-inspiring today, even as they continue to draw in visitors from around the world. If you have the opportunity to visit any of these beautiful water features, don’t miss it!