The Taj Mahal was built in honor of the emperor Shah Jahan’s late wife, which houses her remains. Located in India, this magnificent mausoleum took more than 20 years to build, beginning in the year 1632. Over 20,000 workers and 1,000 elephants took part in building the Taj Mahal. Built out of white marble and stones, such as crystal, amethyst, and jade, it is a great example of the best architecture of the time with its optical illusions and perfect proportions.

Over 3 million people come to see the great Taj Mahal every year, with 45,000 people a day during the busiest times.

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Region
Asia and the Pacific
Country
India 
Category
Cultural
Name
Taj Mahal
Selection Criteria (?)
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Year of Registered
1983
Keyword
Registered in 1983