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Sheesh Mahal
شیش محل‬
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General information
Type Public monument
Architectural style Mughal
Location Lahore, Punjab Pakistan Pakistan
Coordinates 31°35′23″N 74°18′47″E
Construction started 1631
Completed 1632
Design and construction
Architect Asif Khan
The Sheesh Mahal (Urdu: شیش محل‬‎; “The Palace of Mirrors”) is located within the Shah Burj block in northern-western corner of Lahore Fort. It was constructed under the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1631-32. The ornate white marble pavilion is inlaid with pietra dura and complex mirror-work of the finest quality. The hall was reserved for personal use by the imperial family and close aides. It is among the 21 monuments that were built by successive Mughal emperors inside Lahore Fort, and forms the "jewel in the Fort’s crown."[1] As part of the larger Lahore Fort Complex, it has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981.

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