Taj Mahal replicas and derivatives
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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.
- Taj Mahal Bangladesh, a scaled copy of the original Taj Mahal located 10 miles east of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka in Sonargaon.
- Lalbagh Fort, an incomplete 17th-century Mughal red sandstone monument inspired by the Taj Mahal. It was built by Shah Jahan's grandson, Muhammad Azam Shah, who later built another Taj replica in Maharashtra, India - Bibi ka Maqbara.
- Taj Masjid, a Taj inspired mosque near Dhaka.[better source needed]
India, the homeland of the original Taj, has several replicas spread across the nation:
- Bibi Ka Maqbara in Aurangabad, Maharashtra; also called as the 'Taj of the Deccan' was built by Shah Jahan's own grandson, Muhammad Azam Shah as an attempt to outdo the original Taj.[better source needed]
- Shahzadi Ka Maqbara, in Chota Imambara, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh [better source needed]
- Taj of Bangalore, a 40 feet tall and 70 feet by 70 feet wide replica of Taj Mahal in Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru was built by Malaysian architect, Sekar in September 2015.
- Monument of Love, in Bulandshahr district, Uttar Pradesh was built by a poor pensioner Faizul Hasan Quadri, 77, in memory of his wife Late Tajammuli Begum in his nondescript village in Northern India.
- Vardhman fantasyland in Mumbai, Maharashtra has a miniature replica of the Taj Mahal.
- A replica of the Taj Mahal stands in the Window of the World theme park located in the western part of the city of Shenzhen.
United Arab Emirates
- 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.
- Thomas Foster Memorial Temple is a memorial to the Canadian Politician, Thomas Foster in Uxbridge, Ontario inspired by the Taj Mahal.
- Trump Taj Mahal is a casino located at 1000 Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey and modelled after the Taj Mahal.
- Tripoli Shrine Temple in the Concordia neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
- Taj Mahal Houseboat, Sausalito, California is a Taj Mahal inspired houseboat in California.
- Sesc Mineiro Grussaí, in São João da Barra, Rio de Janeiro
- Jaime Duque Park, in Tocancipá, a municipality of the Metropolitan Area of Bogotá. The park contains a replica of the Taj Mahal, as well as replicas of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
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