Saturday, March 28, 2009

Taj Mahal



Taj Mahal is regarded as one of the seven wonders of the world.

Taj Mahal was built by a Muslim, Emperor Shah Jahan (died 1666 C.E.) in the memory of his dear wife and queen Mumtaz Mahal at Agra, India. It is an "elegy in marble" or some say an expression of a "dream." Taj Mahal (meaning Crown Palace) is a Mausoleum that houses the grave of queen Mumtaz Mahal at the lower chamber.

Taj Mahal was constructed over a period of twenty-two years, employing twenty thousand workers. It was completed in 1648 C.E. at a cost of 32 Million Rupees.


(Thank you to Kasinath for sending me one of the 7 wonders of the world to me)

7 comments:

bethbbk said...

Hi. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your site. I feel like I get a history and geography lesson every time I click on your site.
Thanks!

Mei Teng said...

Hi Lay Hoon. Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have a great trip to Sepang Gold Coast. Good weather's important.

Your blog reminds me of Apostcardaday.

Kasinath said...

Hi, there are only seven wonders in the world; not eight, as you have mentioned.

Cheers.

Pearl said...

I've always been fascinated by the Taj Mahal... very interesting post, and great image! Thanks for sharing...
~blessings~
Pearl

Judith Richards Shubert said...

You have such beautiful postcards. I've enjoyed looking at them and am definitely looking for a card to mail to you! Have a wonderful day and come visit my genealogy blog, Genealogy Traces.
Regards from Texas

LaY hOoN said...

Beth,
Thank you. Glad that you enjoy tour around my blog.

Kasinath,
Thank you for the 'seven', not 'eight'.

Mei Teng,
I able to make my trip to Sepang Gold Coast.
The beach and the Sun is wonderful.
We enjoy alot.
Next , we shall bring our tent :p

Pearl,
Thank you for your sharing too.

Judith,
Thank you.

lefung said...

Really a great place to visit