The Taj Mahal, India
Mogul emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, as a tribute to his favorite wife, who died in childbirth in 1631. The white marble monument, with its sprawling gardens, took more than 15 years to build.
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Location: Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Height: 73 metres (240 ft)
Built by: Shah Jahan
Architect: Ustad Ahmad Lahauri
Architectural style(s): Mughal architecture
Visitors: 7–8 million (in 2014)
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Year Designated: 1983
Reason: The Taj Mahal is an iconic example of Mughal architecture and one of the most well known buildings in the world.