|First Appearance||The Asian Dynasties|
|Age Available||Discovery Age, Colonial Age, Fortress Age, Industrial Age|
|Base Hit Points||5000|
|Use||Cease Fire Ability, which stops all fighting for a brief amount of time.|
Cease Fire (similar to Hermes' God Power in Age of Mythology), prevents all units from attacking for 20 seconds. It is useful for positioning an army into place for attacks targeting a strategic location, or to stall an enemy offensive in time for a counterattack response. During this period, buildings with defensive capabilities can still attack.
The Age-up bonus sends shipments of Coin that vary in quantity depending on the Age reached.
- Aging from the Discovery Age to the Colonial Age grants 500 Coin
- From Colonial to Fortress grants 800 Coin
- From Fortress to Industrial grants 1500 Coin
- From Industrial to Imperial grants 2400 Coin
The Wonder is particularly useful for a fast fortress (FF) strategy, due to the rather large amount of Coin received from the early Age up, and boost players to the amount of Coin needed to quickly reach the Fortress Age.
"The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra, India. The Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned it as a monument and tomb for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, after she died in childbirth. The most visually identifiable feature of the tomb, the massive tear-shaped marble dome that caps the structure, is evocative of the grief the emperor felt over the loss of his beloved.
The epitome of Mughal architecture, the Taj Mahal incorporates elements of many Asian cultures. The tomb combines the domed pavilions and eaves of Indian architecture, with the precise gardens and impressive waterworks of Persia. The towering minarets, found at the four corners of the structure, and the ornamental stonework exhibit Islamic motifs. Across the reflecting pool, the grounds contain a number of other smaller tombs, as well as a mosque.
The Taj Mahal’s construction spanning nearly twenty years, the Taj Mahal is adorned with priceless stone, metal, and gems, from all over India and Asia. Its cost was enormous. Soon after the Taj Mahal's completion, Shah Jahan’s son Aurangzeb imprisoned him. When Shah Jahan's died, he was buried in the Taj Mahal next to his wife, the only asymmetrical element in the tomb's otherwise perfect symmetry. Despite incidents of defacement and subsequent restorations during the British colonial period, the Taj Mahal remains a resilient monument to love."—In-game history section
|Wonders in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties|
|Chinese||Confucian Academy · Porcelain Tower · Summer Palace · Temple of Heaven · White Pagoda|
|Indians||Agra Fort · Charminar Gate · Karni Mata · Taj Mahal · Tower of Victory|
|Japanese||Golden Pavilion · Great Buddha · Shogunate · Torii Gates · Toshogu Shrine|