The Taj Mahal is a tomb built in the 17th century by Mugal ruler Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. She is the 3rd wife of Shah Jahan.It is in the city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Widely thought of as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, it is one of India's biggest tourist attractions.It was chose as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritige Site, together with the Agra Fort, 2.5 kilometers away.The name Taj Mahal means "crown of palaces".The full height of Taj Mahal is 171 metres(561 feet). The Taj Mahal is considered to be one of India’s most admired works of art, as well as a famous landmark and a tourist attraction that draws millions of visitors every year.