Taj Mahal second most visited UNESCO heritage sight; Jose Kalathil; Taiwan News

India – Taj Mahal

Over 8 million people visit this monument of love every year.

NEW DELHI (Taiwan News) — The world-famous Taj Mahal in Agra, about 200 kms away from New Delhi, one of the seven wonders of the world, has been chosen as the second best visited UNESCO world heritage site in the world, with over 8 million visitors a year.

The online travel portal, Trip Advisor, selected this monument of love, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, as the second most visited UNESCO world site, based on the reviews and ratings of national and international travellers.

Cambodia’s Angkor Wat ranks the top. Others include the Great Wall of China built by Xu Da of Northern Qi Dynasty in 1368 AD, Machu Pichu in Peru, Iguazu national park in Brazil, and Italy’s Sassi of Matera.

This ivory-white marble mausoleum was commissioned in 1632.

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