Memory by Clara Day Herrera
When it comes to architecture, the iconic Taj Mahal is one of the best sights. It’s unbelievably stunning. History says that the palace hotel was built at a time of a huge epidemic to help rebuild the city’s pleasant image. A timely inspiration for all of us today, isn’t it?
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Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 years ago
Taj Mahal, the magnificent monument located at the heart of India has a story that has been melting the hearts of millions. A story that continues to live on in the form of Taj that is considered a living example of eternal love. It is believed that a visit to the Taj Mahal is a spiritual thing and people go there to find peace. The Taj Mahal represents peace, love, happy and joy. The Indian civilization believe that a visit to the Taj mahal can make you more calm and make you have a better life. No wonder this is used as an inspiration for the Disney movie Aladdin. Seems like Taj Mahal will really bring its visitor to a whole new world of tranquility and love.
4 years ago
The city of Agra is best known as the home of the Taj Mahal, an iconic figure on the Indian skyline, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and widely regarded as the most beautiful man-made structure ever built. Chances are, a visit to the Taj Mahal is on most people’s bucket lists. Former Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan had this beauty built as a mausoleum for his most favored wife, Mumtaz Mahal, after she died in childbirth. The story ventures into myth after construction was finished—it is rumored that Shah Jahan had all its builders’ hands cut off so they could never create anything as beautiful. Two red sandstone buildings flank the mausoleum to its east and west, a guesthouse called Mihman Khana and a Mosque—respectively. For a hallowed hall for the departed, this man-made wonder is always teeming with life. Somewhere in the millions of people come from all over the world all-year round flock to the Taj Mahal. A tour of its grounds has no rival, but a few alternative vantage points are in-air on the Air Safari, by the river on the Taj Yamuna View Point, or on a clear day right across the waters in the Mehtab Bagh.
2 years ago
The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a famous national monument, landmark and tourist attraction erected in memory of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China. It is located at Liberty Square in Zhongzheng District, Taipei. This picturesque landmark is a perfect spot for your instagrammable photos. The octagon-shaped white building rises 76 meters high and is topped off with blue tiles and red accents which are also the colors of the national flag. The building has a total area of 256 square meters. The eight sides are a nod to the belief that 8 is a very auspicious number. (Info credits to Ciaran McEneaney of https://theculturetrip.com/asia/taiwan/articles/20-must-visit-attractions-in-taipei/ Tips: **Make sure to bring your own light snack and drinks because restaurants are quite far from the area or close especially on weekends. **Best time to go here is during the late afternoon so you can see the transition of day and night as they lit the landmark beautifully during the evening. You can also catch the performance of the changing of guard ceremony that is scheduled hourly. Opening hours: 9am to 6pm
3 years ago
Shame it was friggin raining and fogging when we attempted to Taipei 101 ourselves. So we ended up eating and milktea-ing our misery away. I got to say, the tower was so magical at night. It was so pretty. A little FYI: back in 2004, this building was the tallest in the world that it made the Guinness World Record until Burj Khalifa broke its reign.
3 years ago
Learn about the history of Taiwan at this massive memorial hall, dedicated to controversial figure Chiang Kai Shek, the leader who unified and led China and later became Taiwan's first president. 💬 Mandarin tours are available daily (English and Japanese tours must be booked in advance).
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