Taj Mahal, India
One of the 8 wonders of the
world, the Taj Mahal is widely regarded by
historians of the West
as an architectural
wonder whose beauty and splendor has never
been usurped, even today.
monument was built by the Indian Muslim
rulers, the Mughals.
Built completely in white marble, the Taj
Mahal’s stunning structural beauty is so
breathtaking it defies description, most
especially during sunrise and sunset. At
night, the Taj Mahal looks beautiful in the
glow of the full moon. When the morning is
foggy, the building seems to float as though
on a cloud when seen from across the River
Taj Mahal was dreamt up by a Muslim ruler,
the Emperor Shah Jahan who died 1666. The
was built in memory of his
dearly-loved wife and queen, Mumtaz Mahal,
in the city of Agra, India.
The Crown Palace
or Taj Mahal serves as a Mausoleum for the
mortal remains of Queen Mumtaz Mahal which
is housed at the lower chamber.
Regarded as the world’s most beautiful
building, the Taj Mahal was built in 1631 in
memory of Shah Jahan’s wife, Mumtaz Mahal,
who died of childbirth that same year. The
Taj Mahal is a white marble monument of a
lasting love of man for his wife.