Taj Mahal named as 2nd best UNESCO world heritage site in world
The Taj Mahal, a mausoleum crafted in ivory-white marble, has been named 2nd best UNESCO world heritage site in the world, according to a new survey by travel portal TripAdvisor. The ‘monument of love’ was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. It is rated after Cambodia’s Angkor Wat. Other popular heritage sites on the survey include the Great Wall of China built by Xu Da of Northern Qi Dynasty in 1368 AD and South America’s Incan citadel Machu Picchu in Peru.
Topics: Agra • Architecture of Iran • India • Islamic architecture • Machu Picchu • Mahal • Mughal architecture • Mumtaz Mahal • Shah Jahan • States and union territories of India • Taj Mahal • Uttar Pradesh