Taj Mahal placed among top three landmarks in the world
As per leading travel website TripAdvisor’s 2013 Travellers Choice Attractions Awards, India’s Taj Mahal is among the top three landmarks in the world. Taj Mahal was ranked third in the list of Top 25 landmarks.
The top two ranks were bagged by Machu Picchu in Peru and Angkor Wat in Cambodia respectively. Taj Mahal, listed among the new seven-wonders of the world, is world-famous for its architecture and aesthetic beauty.
Taj Mahal which was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his late wife Mumtaz Mahal, is situated in the northern Indian city of Agra. It received UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1983. It attracts 2-4 million visitors annually, with more than 200,000 from overseas.
Petra World Heritage Site in Jordan and Bayon Temple in Cambodia are ranked 4th and 5th respectively in the list of 25 top landmarks in the world.
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2013