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King Fahd Fountain, Saudi Arabia

From series “The Most Spectacular Fountains in the World”
Year: 1983. Height: 312 meters.

In Jeddah is the beautiful fountain, which was named in honor of King Fahd and opened in 1983. After opening, the unique fountain threw the water jet at the height of 120 meters and was recognized as the highest fountain in the world in 1983. Already two years later, the fountain was modernized and the height of the water jet reached 312 meters, thanks to the new mechanical constructions, which is still a world record. The grand fountain was built during the reign of King Fahd ibn Abd al-Aziz, whose honor he was named.

Although the age of the fountain is more than 30 years, he is not only surprised by the impressive shape, but also by the technical characteristics. Every second, 18.8 tons of water are found above the fountain, which is pushed out of the only powerful nozzle. The speed at which the water swells itself is 375 kilometers an hour. Since the fountain is located near the Persian Gulf and works with the salty water, its operation is made considerably more difficult.

As early as 1987, the experts noted that the fountain construction was damaged by the corrosion and the fountain itself was on the verge of destruction. The steel pipes of the fountain have been replaced by the shortest deadlines and are complemented by special anode protection, which prevents corrosion and allows millions of people from all over the world to graze on the highest fountains on earth. Many travelers strive to see the fountain in the windless day when the water cascade transitions the regular shape and height of the world famous Eiffel Tower in Paris. Next - Fontana di Trevi

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 »  King Abdulaziz Airport JED - in 18 km
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Stars Home Suites Hotel

Located in 1 km from King Fahd Fountain
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Wed Plaza Hotel

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"Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah"

Located in 3 km from King Fahd Fountain
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The modern rooms at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah are decorated in warm colours. They include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a … More: photo, rates and booking
Wakan Luxury Villas and Suites

Located in 4 km from King Fahd Fountain
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Top destination around King Fahd Fountain - Jeddah

Jeddah is an incredibly beautiful port city, a popular beach resort and world-renowned center of pilgrimage. Al-Balad district is considered the oldest part of the city. First buildings in its territory began to appear as early as in the 5th century. Today tourists have a unique opportunity to see beautiful buildings and palaces of different epochs. Such a huge number of places of interest is impossible to find in any other city of the country. Among the buildings located in the historic quarter you will find many buildings made of coral blocks that are traditional for Saudi Arabia. These unique buildings are protected by state and are of a great cultural value.
Without a doubt, Nasif and Sharbatly mansions are the most striking architectural monuments of the city. Several centuries ago they belonged to families of noble merchants. These magnificent palaces simply amaze visitors with their unique architectural style and rich decoration of the inner premises. The historic district of Jeddah is surrounded by modern quarters with high-rise office centers and shopping complexes. Such a contrast makes the city even more original.

The modern part of Jeddah is home to numerous interesting attractions such as Municipality Museum. The building which houses the museum was built in the beginning of the 20th century and is also made of coral blocks. Numerous halls of the museum exhibit a rich collection of historical artifacts, important documents and maps.
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