Tall Fountains Across the World

The King Fahd Fountain ( crafted in 1985) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has the tallest consistently-running fountain on the planet. The water reaches the amazing height of 260 meters (853 feet) over the Red Sea.

Coming in 2nd is the World Cup Fountain located in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002) with water shooting 202 meters (663 feet). su2010_1__07119.jpg

Next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is the Gateway Geyser (1995) which comes in third place. This fountain is considered the tallest in the U.S. with water reaching up to 192 meters (630 feet).

Next is the fountain located in Karachi, Pakistan (Port Fountain) which jets water up to 190 meters (620 feet) in height.

Number 4 is Water at Fountain Park (1970) situated in Fountain Hills, Arizona - it can attain up to 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are working, even though it typically only hits up to 91 meters (300 feet).

The Dubai Fountain, opened to the public in 2009, is located near the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Once every 1/2 hour, this fountain begins dancing to pre-recorded songs while shooting water 73 meters (240 feet) high. It also has extreme shooters, rarely used, which go as high as 150 meters (490 feet).

Built in 1970, the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra, Australia, comes in at #7 shooting water up to 147 meters (482 feet).

And finally comes the Jet d'eau, in Geneva (1951) which measures 140 meters (460 feet) in height.

Tips for Creating a Relaxing Indoor or Exterior Retreat

The right feng shui fountain will go a long way towards helping you create a perfect peaceful haven. This can be attained rather easily with a garden or home waterfall. The perfect addition to your decor is this type of element. Position your outdoor fountain where you can see it from inside as well.

The most attractive water fountains include flowers and plants. The best idea is to add some plants which be pretty no matter what the weather is outside. Pretty stones, statues, or a fireplace are also nice additions.

Garden Fountains Recorded by History

Water fountains were originally practical in function, used to deliver water from rivers or springs to towns and hamlets, providing the residents with clean water to drink, bathe, and prepare food with. In the years before electrical power, the spray of fountains was driven by gravity alone, often using an aqueduct or water supply located far away in the surrounding mountains. Inspiring and impressive, large water fountains have been designed as memorials in nearly all societies. When you enjoy a fountain at present, that is not what the 1st water fountains looked like. A natural stone basin, crafted from rock, was the 1st fountain, utilized for holding water for drinking and religious purposes. Natural stone basins are thought to have been first utilized around 2000 BC. Early fountains put to use in ancient civilizations depended on gravity to manipulate the flow of water through the fountain. Drinking water was delivered by public fountains, long before fountains became ornate public statues, as pretty as they are functional. The Romans began creating elaborate fountains in 6 BC, most of which were bronze or stone masks of creatures and mythological representations. Water for the community fountains of Rome was delivered to the city via a complex system of water aqueducts.


The Original Public Water Fountains
The water from creeks and other sources was initially delivered to the occupants of nearby communities and cities via water fountains, whose purpose was primarily practical, not artistic. ... read more
Making the Ideal Haven Inside or Outdoors
The most attractive water fountains incorporate flowers and plants. Plants and flowers that blossom in different seasons make the ideal accompaniment. Pretty stones, sculptures, or a fireplace are also nice add-ons. read more
Ideas for Your Ideal Retreat Inside or Outdoors
Make sure to include some pretty flowers and plants, as they enhance any water fountain. Plants and flowers that bloom in various seasons make the perfect accompaniment. Attractive rocks, statues, or a fireplace are also nice... read more
Water Elements: Fundamental in any Japanese Gardens
Water, though, does not have to be used in a Japanese fountain. It is appropriate to use representations of water instead of real water, such as sand, rocks, or natural stones. You can also collect flat stones... read more