Taj Mahal

(Crown Palace)

 

  • Shah Jahan (a Mughal emperor) built this for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
  • He wanted to make an identical one of black marble for himself.
  • His son Aurangzeb imprisoned him at Agra Fort. For the rest of his life, he would look at the Taj Mahal everyday from his room. Because of his imprisonment, he never built the black Taj Mahal.
  • The Taj Mahal is near the city of Agra. At night, the full moon makes it shine due to the crystals in its marble.
  • It is one of the new seven wonders of the world.