New Delhi, Dec 6: The Taj Mahal on the south bank of the Yamuna river in Agra has been ranked as the second best UNESCO world heritage site in the world, according to a survey conducted by travel portal Trip Advisor. Cambodia’s Angkar Wat occupies the top position.
The survey ranks the UNESCO Cultural and Natural heritage sites by travellers around the globe.
The monument of love, Taj Mahal, was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. “You can find hundreds of tours and experiences to visit this mesmerizing site, from a private tour with guide and visit at sunset or sunrise, to a visit including a home cooked meal at a local home in Agra,” said a Trip Advisor’s spokesperson.
Other popular heritage sites on the survey include the Great Wall of China built by Xu Da of Northern Qi Dynasty in 1368 AD.
Machu Pichu in Peru in South America has bagged the fourth spot. Iguazu National Park in Brazil, Italy’s Sassi of Matera, Auschwitz Birkenau and historic Krakow in Poland, the old city of Jerusalem in Israel and the historic areas of Istanbul in Turkey have also made to the list.