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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Located in Agra, in Northern India, near the river Yamuna, the Taj Mahal (the Palace of the Crown), is a mausoleum built in white marble by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Widely recognized as the jewel of Muslim art in India, the Taj Mahal is one of the most famous masterpieces in the world thanks to its extraordinary beauty. The structure is a true example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements of Persian, Turkish and Indian, and it is no coincidence that in 1983 and joined the World Heritage Site and has been UNSECO included among the seven wonders of the modern world. Although the mausoleum is the most well known of the Taj Mahal, in reality, it is a complex of structures: the gate (Darwaza), garden (bageecha), the guest house (also called jawab mihman khana), the mosque (masjid) and finally the mausoleum or the tomb of Shah Jahan. Again, the architectural complex also has secondary structures, and clinging to the walls that separate the complex from the outside as two side portals and eight octagonal towers that help to make the property a true architectural masterpiece. Beds of flowers in a garden, water channels that reflect the image of the Taj, tree-lined streets, magnificent cenotaphs and still other elements of the Taj Mahal complex make excellent work of art that deserves to be visited by anyone go on holiday in the city of Agra.
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