Tāj Mahal, India

The Taj Mahal rises from Agra’s haze as though from a dream. You’ve seen it in pictures, but experiencing it in person, you’ll understand that it’s not just a famous monument, but a love poem composed of stone. When you first glimpse it through the arched entryway, you might find yourself breathless with awe. Many hail it as the most beautiful building on the planet.