Taj Mahal replicas and derivatives

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The original Taj, in 2004

The Taj Mahal, an iconic structure in India, has inspired numerous replicas and derivatives. "The Taj", informally, is now a major tourist attraction in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, and has been regarded as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Since 1632, when Mughal emperor Shah Jahan began building the Taj to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, it has inspired many notable replicas, and major derivative structures include a 1678-started project of the emperor's grandson. Some are intended to be scale models or otherwise to be more or less faithful copies, and others are designed with mild or extreme interpretations of the Taj's architecture adapted to serve other purposes.

These include:

Asia[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Taj Mahal Bangladesh, Sonargaon

India[edit]

Bibi ka Maqbara

India, the homeland of the original Taj, has several replicas spread across the nation:

China[edit]

Taj replica at Window of the World, Shenzen, China

Malaysia[edit]

United Arab Emirates[edit]

  • Taj Arabia is a yet to be built 20-storey 350-room super luxury hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates which is planned to be an accurately scaled replica of the Taj Mahal made using glass. The glass hotel and its wedding hall are complemented with a suite of other Indian-themed facilities.[8]

The Americas[edit]

North America[edit]

Canada[edit]

US[edit]

Trump Taj Mahal
Tripoli Shrine Temple

South America[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Jaime Duque Park

References[edit]

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  7. ^ "Taj Mahal in Legoland-Miniland India". Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Taj Arabia, Arabia's new crown". Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  9. ^ Thomas Foster Memorial Temple
  10. ^ "Taj inspired Thomas Foster Memorial". Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  11. ^ "Trump Taj". Archived from the original on 5 February 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  12. ^ "Tripoli Shrine Temple". Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  13. ^ "The Taj Houseboat". Retrieved 4 February 2016.