Oooh-la-la! A dream come true, to see Taj Mahal in person, not just the History channel or books. It was beyond comprehension, it was beautiful, and it was majestic. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Construction begun in 1631, and it took 17 years and more than 20,000 workers to build this monument to house the remains of Queen Mumtaz Mahal, who died while giving birth.