Bangladesh’s Taj Mahal Knockoff
by Melanie Chamberlain | August, 2011
On a plot of farmland outside Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, there stands a reproduction of India’s Taj Mahal. The replica is the work of Ahsanullah Moni, a Bangladeshi filmmaker and hotelier.
Moni was inspired by a visit to the real Taj Mahal in 1980 and since beginning construction he has reportedly poured 58 million dollars into the imitation Taj.
Despite the high price tag, Moni’s aspirations have not dwindled.
“I will build a pyramid bigger than the one in Egypt…It will be my next gift to Bangladesh.”
Looks like Moni is just one Eiffel Tower short of a Vegas strip replica.
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