The Taj Mahal, a magical construction work
A number of special facts of the Taj Mahal at a glance:
-emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz let this build.
-At each corner of the Taj Mahal is a minaret, 4 total that light to the inside bend. No mistake, but deliberately made so to prevent the minarets at a possible earthquake on top of the Taj Mahal itself.
-Taj Mahal was formerly no Palace as sometimes is thought, but is simply a huge mausoleum. Both Mumtaz as the emperor Shah Jahan are buried there.
-In 2007 is the Taj Mahal as one of the new seven wonders of the world.
-During the construction at the time, there are more than 1,000 elephants used for transporting material and have more than 20,000 Indians to 't construction work.
-For the Taj Mahal city of Agra is the an important source of income. Every year it also by about 12 million tourists visited.
-On Friday the Taj is closed to tourists. But accessible for Muslims to pray in the mosque on the grounds of the Taj.