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10 phenomenal public fountains

By: Josh Lew on July 17, 2013, 6:21 p.m.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda Fountain at night

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Big Wild Goose Pagoda Fountain, Xian, China

The Big Wild Goose Pagoda is one of the oldest structures in the history-filled city of Xian, China. The pagoda itself is a major attraction, since it is more than 1,000 years old and contains relics and text from across ancient Asia. But many people also come to see the musical fountain, which has a number of jets that shoot up from the plaza area in front of the temple. Musical shows with choreographed water patterns take place throughout the day and lights are added to the spectacle after dark.