The World’s Absolutely Coolest Buildings

Taj Mahal, in Agra, India

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This beautiful marble mausoleum found in Agra, in the city of Uttar Pradesh of India has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1983. It is considered to be one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture, and it has had a rich history since it was built in 1632.  The building was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Juhan in memory of his wife named Mumtaz Muhal.  The Taj Mahal was not completed until 1653.  There are many craftsmen and artisans who were involved in the building of the Taj Mahal, and it has beautiful artwork within the structure that captures the Islamic, Indian, Persian and Turkish cultures.  It has many gardens, including magnificent moonlight gardens, with a bazaar and a mosque at the side of the Taj Mahal. It also has a tomb which is the focus of this structure, and it contains Shah Juhan and Mumtaz Muhal in its lower levels.

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