A brand new Taj, it’s no mirage!
Blog Guy, I need your travel advice. I’m planning a trip to the Taj Mahal.
Sure. Which one?
Well, there’s the old one in India, and then there’s a brand new $60 million replica in Bangladesh. It’s about 800 miles from the old, worn-out one.
I thought there was just the one. Which do you recommend?
I’ve only personally seen the India one. But it’s 400 years old, so I have to assume this new one is better. You know, probably has digital special effects, better snacks and restrooms…
You seem like a real idiot! Would you rather go to a NEW Great Wall of China, too?
Sure! The new one, in Minnesota, is awesome! The Saint Paul Wall! Now, can I interest you in the new Stonehenge, in Tampa?
Above: Taj Mahal in Agra, India. REUTERS/ Philippe Wojazer/Pool
Below: New replica of Taj Mahal near Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 11, 2008. The replica recently opened to the public. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj