A unique water feature has been set up that brings together the three elements- water, fire and earth in one place. 

With a soundtrack from the Game of Thrones composer, this unique, fire-spitting waterfall is one of the best tourist attractions of the Expo 2020 event and has been open to the public from October 1, 2021. Find out more about this magnificent waterfall by reading on.

The waterfall is Located between Al Wasl Plaza and Jubilee Park, this volcano-like structure has three openings that allow entry to its core and allow viewing from three vantage points. The feature is situated in the third-floor observation deck that offers a birds-eye view of the arena from above. 

Gravity-defying illusion at night 
As the night sets in, the surreal water feature showcases another splendid appearance. Gravity-defying illusions are switched on at night as the water rises, and rainbow streaks magically appear on the stone. A kaleidoscope of colours flows with the water, providing a stunning spectacle for the onlookers.  

Waves that resemble keys on a circular piano 
With approximately 151 waves around the edge, the water randomly spilled on the edge resembles the keys on a circular piano. The illusion created leads visitors to believe that the water is shooting in reverse, rising above their heads and falling to the ground below. Computers control the rate at which the water is released in quick bursts or a smooth flow.   

Another intriguing part of the installation is that it is also eco-friendly. Apart from what evaporates during the show, there is zero wastage of water. 

Fire spitting waterfall 
Another eye-catching attraction the water feature showcases is the mysterious circle of fire. At the centre of the ring is a spiral sculpture that spews fire at night, producing enormous bursts of flames in red, green, and yellow hues. 

Yes, the breath-taking water feature even allows visitors to walk and play on it. The stones at the bottom have been made porous to give the visitors an illusion that the wave will rush at them. However, it disappears at their feet once they look down.  

The water feature area has been made strong enough, and the space is usually filled with eager tourists taking off their shoes as they try to climb the four-storey high stone walls. 

A soundtrack by the Game of Thrones composer

Almost everyone is familiar with the globally popular series Game of Thrones. Apart from the series in general, its tracklist by the famous music composer and two times Emmy award winner Ramin Djawadi was also a massive hit throughout the globe.  

As a cherry on top, the soundtrack of the unique, spectacular water feature is also composed by Djawadi. Mark Fuller, a fan of Game of Thrones, personally requested Djawadi to work with his team so that the water display was designed alongside the soundtrack.  

The music was recorded about a month ago in London with a 50-strong orchestra, 30-member choir, and many soloists. A nine-piece album called Surreal is available for download on iTunes and Spotify. 

2. Statue of Liberty

America's most iconic sight, the Statue of Liberty is at the top of every first-time visitor's list of things to do in New York. It was France's gift to America. Built in 1886, it remains a world symbol of freedom and is one of the top attractions in America.

It is one of the world's largest statues, standing just under 152 feet tall from the base to the torch, and weighing approximately 450,000 pounds.

You can see the statue from land, with particularly good views from Battery Park, on the southern tip of Manhattan. However, to truly appreciate the Statue of Liberty, the best thing to do is to take a short boat trip to Liberty Island and see it up close. You can walk around the base, enter the pedestal, or, with advance reservations, go right up to the crown.

On a tour to the Statue of Liberty, you have the option to stop at Ellis Island and explore the Immigration Museum. This fantastic museum is located in the historic immigration station complex, where thousands of immigrants were processed before entering the United States.

Displays focus on the process, the experiences, and the stories of the people who came through here on their journey to the United States. You can even search the on-site computer database to see a record of immigrants who came through here.

Tickets to go inside the statue sell out. Pre-purchasing tickets is a must during the high season and a good idea at any time of year. The Skip the Line Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Guided Tour + Pedestal Upgrade is a four-hour trip that takes you to both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. This tour allows early reserve line access to board the ferry, and includes access to the Pedestal Museum and the Museum at Ellis Island.

3. Central Park

A walk, peddle, or carriage ride through the crisscrossing pathways of Central Park is a must-do on anyone's New York City itinerary. In winter, you can even lace up your skates and glide across Wollman Rink. This huge park in the city center, a half-mile wide and 2.5 miles long, is one of the things that makes New York such a beautiful and livable city.

Besides being a great place to experience a little nature, Central Park has many attractions within its borders, and most of them are free, making it one of the few cheap things to do in NYC. Some of the most popular places to visit include the Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Fields, the Central Park Zoo, and the Lake. If you are exploring the park on your own, start by picking up a map at one of the visitor centers and plot your routing.

4. Rockefeller Center & Top of the Rock Observation Deck

When it comes to New York attractions, Rockefeller Center is on almost all tourist's itineraries. This vast entertainment and shopping complex in the middle of Manhattan is home to NBC-TV and other media, but the centerpiece is the 70-story 30 Rockefeller Plaza, an Art Deco skyscraper that offers awesome views over Manhattan from the famous Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

The "deck," as it's known, includes three floors, located on the 67th, 69th, and 70th floors. Indoor and outdoor viewing spaces offer spectacular views by day or night. You can buy a Top of the Rock Observation Deck Ticket in advance. These tickets come with a flexible voucher redemption policy, so you can change the date if your plans change or the weather doesn't cooperate.

Skating on the outdoor skating rink at the base of the tower is one of the most popular things to do in winter in New York City and a fun activity for families and couples. The rink is typically open from October to April.

After Thanksgiving, a huge Christmas tree is erected in front of the skating rink, lighting up the complex for the holiday season. Many people visit New York in December just to see this site.

Another point of interest in this area is the famous bronze sculpture of Atlas in front of the International Building. It's a popular subject for photographers.

5. Berlin's Brandenburg Gate

Modeled on the Acropolis in Athens and built for King Frederick William II in 1791, the monumental sandstone Brandenburg Gate in Berlin's Mitte district was the city's first Neoclassical structure. It measures an impressive 26 meters in height, including the Quadriga, the spectacular four-horse chariot carrying the goddess of victory perched atop.

Its six huge columns on each side of the structure form five impressive passages: four were used by regular traffic, while the center was reserved for the royal carriages. Huge Doric columns also decorate the two buildings at each side of the Gate, once used by toll-collectors and guards.

Undoubtedly Berlin's most iconic structure, it's hard to believe that the majestic structure you see today was severely damaged during WWII and was also once part of the infamous Berlin Wall and, for a few decades, was symbolic of the division of Berlin into East and West.

6. Zugspitze Massif

Part of the Wetterstein mountain range, the Zugspitze massif straddles the frontier between Germany and Austria and is surrounded by steep valleys. The eastern summit, at 2,962 meters, is crowned by a gilded cross and can be reached by the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn, a cog railway, or by cable car.

Another great way to enjoy this area of outstanding natural beauty is aboard the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn, a railway that runs to the Zugspitzkamm station at 2,805 meters. From here, the journey can be continued via a cable car to Zugspitz-Westgipfel Station at 2,950 meters (be sure to sample a meal at the excellent panoramic restaurant located here).

A highlight of the journey is the chance to walk through an 800-meter-long tunnel, complete with viewing windows, to the Schneefernerhaus station at the top of the Bavarian cog railroad. From here, you can ascend the eastern summit with its viewing platforms. And, thanks to the many ski resorts located nearby, Zugspitze is a wonderful German destination to visit in winter.

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