Taj Mahal

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The magnum opus of Mughal architecture and considered by many to be the most beautiful building in the world, the Taj Mahal is that spectacular!

Built by Shah Jahan for the favourite of his wives, Mumtaz Mahal, who died after giving birth to their 14th child, it took a work force of 20,000 to realise his vision for the mausoleum. The building is constructed of white marble, set on the river amongst beautifully laid out gardens, the stone designed to reflect the varying moods of the sky – this play of light is a beautiful device that represents the presence of Allah. The Taj Mahal was made a World Heritage Site in 1983.

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