One of the most instantly recognizable buildings in the entire world, the Taj Mahal is a place that millions of people visit each year from around the world. The building and its grounds were built as a monument to Mumtaz Mahal, the young bride of Shah Jehan, the fifth Mughal emperor. Located in Agra, the complex took 22 years to build and represents the labor of over twenty thousands laborers and craftsmen. For those unable to visit the grounds in person, this virtual tour, provided by the Armchair Travel Company, is an enlightening way to find out more about this lovely building and its history. Along with viewing 360 degree views of the grounds and the various structures located there, visitors can view short films that relate the story of how the Taj Mahal was built and current efforts to preserve the area. The site is available in a number of languages, including English, Hindi, Japanese, and French.
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