The Taj Mahal, Agra

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    The Tay Mahal, the must see in Agra

    by yadiyasin Written Apr 27, 2004
    The Main Gate to the Taj Mahal

    Going to the Taj Mahal alone is really worth paying this Agra trip. If you like stunning and old/grandeur architure, then this is the place.
    I was totally speechless when I saw the palace.
    I was told that only the descendent of the worker/builder who build the palace are still taking care of the marble of the palace. They know exactly, without using chemicals, how to clean the buidling by hands and natural soaps.

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  • Taj Mahal, among the 7 wonders of world

    by Shah-jahan12 Updated May 24, 2011

    Taj Mahal is amongst the 7 Wonders of your world is a tomb made to the southern edge of your River Yamuna in Agra, India. It was created by the Mughal king Shah Jahan inside the loving remembrance of his wife Mumtaz Mahal whose real provided identity was Arjumand banu beagum. http://bit.ly/dKFvAq

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    Taj Mahal

    by yumiyun Written Feb 26, 2003
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    This majestic building was built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal in memory of her.

    His symbol of eternal love consumed 22 years of labor with more than 20,000 workers and craftsmen, and was completed in 1648.

    This white marble tomb with inlaid works are much visited from people all over the world.

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    The Yamuna River

    by keeweechic Written Nov 16, 2006

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    The Taj Mahal was built on a bend in the left bank of the Yamuna River. It is also believed that the site was chosen because of it was in clear sight from the imperial palace at the Red Fort.

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    Best Time To Visit

    by keeweechic Written Nov 16, 2006

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    The best time to visit the Taj Mahal is early in the morning and that is evidenced by the many sleepy eyed tourists queuing to enter the celebrated grounds of one of the 7th Wonders of the World.

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    The Taj: Main Gate

    by NedHopkins Updated Jan 14, 2005

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    Taj Gate

    This is one of 14 shots directed by our guide, the 'moonlighting' guard, about an hour and a half before sunset on 27 December 2004.

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    the entrance to Taj Mahal

    by ukirsari Written Nov 4, 2004

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    after this beautiful gateway from red sanstones, you'll be there: one of the seven wonders of the world so called Taj Mahal.

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    three domes mosque on the west and east of Taj

    by ukirsari Updated Nov 4, 2004

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    three domes mosque of Taj Mahal (c) ukirsari

    on the left and right of the beautiful Taj Mahal can be seen three domes mosques. made from red sandstones just like the gateway of Taj Mahal.

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    View of the Taj

    by TomorrowsAngel Written Mar 14, 2004

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    the view

    From the Agra Fort you can see the Taj Mahal, this view is from the room where Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son.

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    Beautiful

    by nightcowboy Written Sep 16, 2007
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    It's all been said by better writers then me, the most beautiful man made place on earth it takes your breath away.

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    Diana bench

    by Willettsworld Written May 22, 2007

    The bench with the people sitting on it is the one made famous when Princess Diana sat on it by herself looking glum when she visited here in 1992.

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    "Must-see" Nr.1

    by Robert_Hun Updated Jun 18, 2005

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    Open from sunrise till sunset, and the whole night during full moon. Closed on Friday.
    Entry fee: INR 750 (USD 17)

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    The Taj: Detail I

    by NedHopkins Written Jan 17, 2005
    The Taj: Detail

    Among the features that make the Taj Mahal so exquisite is the detail -- verses from the Koran and geometric and floral designs etched into its marble walls.

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    The mosque at the Taj

    by NedHopkins Written Feb 4, 2005

    On three sides the Taj Mahal is flanked by (a) a moque, (b) a guesthouse, and (c) the main gate. The fourth side stands on the River Yamuna.

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    Taj Mahal

    by gcs75 Written Oct 26, 2004
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    I don't think there is a word unsaid on Taj Mahal on this website, so it's just for publishing a picture of it.

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