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India’s Taj Mahal ranked 5th among top 10 global landmarks

May 27, 2017 09:02 IST

 NGT demands for data on trees near Taj Mahal One of the most iconic wonders in the world, Taj Mahal has become the only Indian monument to figure in the world's top 10 Travellers' Choice awards for Landmarks.

The historic monument was ranked at the fifth position in the list. The top spot was clinched by
the world’s largest religious monument- Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Key Highlights

• The other iconic landmarks to feature in the top ten included Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center in Abu Dhabi at 2nd rank, Spain’s Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba at the 3rd and St Peter's Basilica in Vatican City at the 4th rank.

• While the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in St Petersburg, Russia and the Great Wall of China were ranked 6th and 7th respectively, Incan city of Machu Picchu in Peru was ranked 8th.

• The final two positions were taken up by Plaza de Espana in Spain and Duomo di Milano in Italy, which were ranked 9th and 10th respectively.

India’s ivory-white marble mausoleum however, was ranked 2nd in the Asia list, only after Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, which topped the list yet again.

The other monuments featured in the Asian list included the Great Wall of China at rank 3, Thailand’s Temple of the Reclining Buddha at rank 4, Fushimi Inari in Kyoto, Japan at rank 5 and Malaysia’s Petronas Twin Towers at rank 6.

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