Fun Fact 2 The Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the
world and it is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh which is in the north of
Fun Fact 3: The building's architecture is very special as it is a fine
form of Mughal architecture which combines different Indian, Islamic and
Fun Fact 4: The Taj Mahal was constructed during the mid-17th Century,
approximately during the years of 1632 to 1653.
Fun Fact 5: The Taj Mahal is a beautiful structure from white marble
with fine detail. It stands on a plinth bounded by four minarets. The
definition of a minaret is a tall, slender tower housing a balcony from
which an appointed official called a muezzin calls people for pray.
Fun Fact 6: The Taj Mahal building is crowned with a fabulous dome shape
structure which is perfectly proportioned.
Fun Fact 7: The definition of 'mausoleum' is a large building housing a
tomb. The Taj Mahal contains a beautiful mausoleum which was completed
Fun Fact 8: The construction of the Taj Mahal took more than 22 years to
complete. It took the work of more than 22,000 men and 1,000 elephants
over the years to finish off this incredible building which would become
one of the finest manmade structures the world had ever seen.
Fun Fact 9: The stunning symmetrical building is surrounded by beautiful
gardens and outbuildings. The gardens at the front of the building
feature a long pool which reflects the stunning architecture of the Taj
Mahal and its domes.
Fun Fact 10: The original walls of the Taj Mahal included precious
stones and intricate carvings of patterns and flowers which are ornately
carved into the exterior walls..
Fun Fact 11: Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Jahan were both laid to rest
inside the Taj Mahal facing Mecca. Mecca is in Islam, it is considered
to be the holiest place on earth to all Muslims.
Fun Fact 12: The inside of the Taj Mahal is beautifully decorated with
rich designs - carvings and precious stones embed marbled archways,
balconies, columns and walls.
Fun Fact 13: The Taj Mahal is often classed as one of the seven wonders
of the new world - a modern day, manmade marvel.
Fun Fact 14: The Taj Mahal derives from the Arabic phrase 'crown of
Fun Fact 15: The central reflective pool which is located at the front
of the Taj Mahal is called 'al Hawd al-Kawthar' which means the 'Tank of