#5 – Taj Mahal

The next item on this list of the top 10 wonders of the world is the Taj Mahal, which translates to Crown of the Palace, which is located in Uttar Pradesh, India. The Taj Mahal is certainly an iconic Indian monument, but not everyone knows that this so-called palace is actually a mausoleum. This architectural marvel was built sometime between 1632 and 1653, comissioned by Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor. He wanted the palace built to serve as a tomb for Mumtaz Mahal, who was his favorite wife. At the time of its construction, the Taj Mahal would have cost the modern equivalent of about $827 million. Around 20,000 artisans helped to contribute to its construction. Today, the Taj Mahal is considered one of the modern wonders of the world, and it’s without a doubt one of the largest tourist attractions in all of Italy.

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