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Taj Mahal only Indian monument to figure in top 10 global landmarks

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Taj Mahal is the only Indian monument which has featured in the list of top 10 Global Landmarks, by Traveller’s Choice. Taj Mahal has secured 5th position on this list.

Traveller’s Choice Top 10 Global Landmarks:

Rank Landmark Country
1st Angkor Wat in Siem Reap Cambodia
2nd Zayed Grand Mosque Center in Abu Dhabi UAE
3rd Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba in Cordoba Spain
4th St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City Italy
5th Taj Mahal in Agra India
6th Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in St Petersburg Russia
7th Great Wall at Mutianyu in Beijing China
8th Machu Picchu Peru
9th Plaza de Espana Spain
10th Duomo di Milano Italy

In the list of top Asian Landmarks, Taj Mahal secured second position.

Traveller’s Choice Top 10 Asian Landmarks:

Rank Landmark Country
1st Angkor Wat in Siem Reap Cambodia
2nd Taj Mahal in Agra India
3rd Great Wall at Mutianyu in Beijing China
4th Temple of the Reclining Buddha Thailand
5th Fushimi Inari in Kyoto Japan
6th Petronas Twin Towers Malaysia
7th Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon Myanmar
8th Cu Chi Tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
9th The Grand Palace Thailand
10th Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto Japan

About Taj Mahal:

Taj Mahalis located on the banks of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra.It is crafted in soft and pure marble and jewelled with semi-precious stones.

  • Construction of Taj Mahal was commissioned by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in year Union minister of tourism and culture, Mahesh Sharma launched e-ticketing facility for the Taj Mahal and Humayun's tomb1632. It has the tomb of Shah Jahan’s favourite wife,Mumtaz Mahal.
  • The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”.
  • It also features in several listings ofseven wonders of the modern world.
  • About 7-8 million people including domestic and international tourists visit The Taj Mahal every year.