Taj Mahal Named Second-Best UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Taj Mahal, India’s iconic ivory-white marble mausoleum in Agra, is the second best UNESCO world heritage site in the world, according to a new survey by online travel portal TripAdvisor.

The Taj Mahal is rated after Cambodia’s Angkor Wat. Other popular heritage sites on the survey include the Great Wall of China (Third) built by Xu Da of Northern Qi Dynasty in 1368 AD. Machu Pichu in Peru in South America has bagged the fourth spot.
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Taj Mahal- second best UNESCO world heritage site in the world- acc. to a survey of TripAdvisor– Cambodia’s Angkor Wat is best.
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  • Taj Mahal was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.
Source- The Economic Times

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