Around the world, there are many shopping malls that are attractive and humongous. Here are the top 10 largest malls in the world based on their respective amount of GLA (Gross Leasable Area).
10. Siam Paragon
Thailand is one of the popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia. Not only does this country have attractive culture and traditions, it also has beautiful nature, modern buildings and tasty foods. Moreover, the tourists will enjoy shopping at luxurious malls there. Siam Paragon is considered one of the largest malls in Bangkok, Thailand. It covers 3.22 million square feet over the area. Inside the Siam Paragon, the tourists will see a variety of stores. For example, you can see restaurants, cinema, aquarium, gallery and opera hall. Furthermore, you will find karaoke center as well as bowling alley. After all, if you visit Thailand, do not miss Siam Paragon because you will experience the cozy atmosphere there.
9. Berjaya Times Square
Another favorite tourist destination in Asia is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its mall called, Berjaya Times Square. Its official grand opening was on September 29, 2003 and cost 1.75 billion RM to build this twin building. In fact, Berjaya Times Square is a two-identical tower complex, which consists of two five-star hotels and a shopping center. In total, it has 48 floors. Its total space of shopping mall is 3.44 million square feet. Additionally, there are approximately more than 1,000 retail shops, 65 restaurant and indoor theme park. According to www.berjayatimessquarekl.com, over 2.5 million people visit this mall.
8. Istanbul Cevahir
Istanbul Cevahir is the most gigantic mall in Europe. This shopping mall ran its operation on October 15, 2005. It spreads over the area of 3.47 million square feet, and locates in Istanbul, Turkey. Besides this, there are 20 floors within it along with shops, restaurants, cinemas and several entertainments facilities. Here are the numbers of the facilities reside in this mall. There are 353 shops, 14 exclusive restaurants and 34 fast food restaurants. Approximately, around a few hundred thousand people go there on a daily basis.
7. SM Megamall
Occupied the land around 3.6 million square feet, SM Megamall is listed as one of the largest mall in the world. It locates in Manila, Philippines, and it opened in 1991. Despite that it was built for long, this mall always keeps upgrade. During 2010s, it enlarged its areas as it built Building C and Mega Fashion Hall. Furthermore, it also adapts new technology as it stations Robotic Service Robots by the first quarter of 2019. There are 5 main areas in this mall complex. They are Building A, Building B, Building C, Mega Atrium and Mega Fashion Hall. The shoppers will enjoy a lot of features there such as department stores, restaurants, supermarket and other entertainment facilities.
6. West Edmonton Mall
The West Edmonton Mall, located in Canada, covers on 3.77 million square feet of the land. Thus, it becomes one of the largest shopping mall in the world. This mall will provide a wonderful hospitality to its visitors. What is the most attractive feat of this mall is it has attractive indoor entertainment. You will find waterpark and Ice Palace inside this mall. In fact, there are more than 800 stores and services. You can also find attractive restaurants, department stores, supermarket, cinemas and other facilities there.
5. Dubai Mall
Dubai Mall is situated in United Arab Emirates and it was a part of Downtown Complex. This mall spreads over the land of 3.77 million square feet. Thus, it becomes one of the biggest mall in the world. It operated on November 4, 2008. In fact, based on its leasable space, it is the same as the West Edmonton Mall. It consists of more than 1,200 shops, a five-star hotel, 120 restaurants and cafés, and 22 cinemas. Moreover, within this mall, you can find an aquarium that is listed as one of the biggest aquarium on earth. According to the statics in 2019, around 84 million tourists visited the Dumbai Mall. The core attraction to Dumbai Mall are Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, VR Park Dubai, Reel Cinemas, Rainforest Café, Hysteria, Dubai Dino, Dubai Creek Tower Replica and KidZania.
4. SM Mall of Asia
The SM Mall of Asia situates in Metro Manila, the Philippines and it operated on May 21, 2006. With the coverage on 4.2 million square feet land, it has 4 buildings connected by walkways. Its special feature is 20-seats tram. The tram will be the transportation for the shoppers as it will take them around to the shops. Within this mall, there are more than 700 stores. The shoppers can enjoy shopping at the department stores, tasting various cuisines and buy technological equipment. The visitors can go ice-skating at SM Skating Rink. In a daily basis, the mall attracts around 200,000 people.
3. Central World
Central World Mall is listed as one of the largest shopping malls in the world. It locates in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. This mall covers 4.62 million square feet of the land. This mall complex will privide wonderful experience to shoppers since they can find many things there. For example, they can find brand0name clothing shops, latest gadgets, fantastic cuisine, beauty salon, etc. There are 2 core department stores, a Genius Planet Zone, 15 cinemas, 100 restaurants and cafes, and more than 400 stores. For Thai people, Central World Mall implies more than a shopping mall. It provides a lifestyle that fit.
2. Golden Resources Mall
From 2004 to 2005, Golden Resources Mall was known as tone of the biggest mall in the world. This mall spread over 6.0 million square feet of land. Actually, the investors estimated that this mall would attract 50,000 shoppers per day. However, the reality was totally opposite due to the prices of the items were out of reach for normal shoppers. Furthermore, it was not easy to access to the mall since it located in the far from Beijing. Nevertheless, there was a growth of Chinese middle-class man in China in this recently years. Plus, the Chinese government constructed more subways. Therefore, many people have visited this mall and mostly on the weekends.
1. Golden Resources Mall
New South China Mall is the largest mall in the world due to its gross leasable area. Its size was 6.46 million square feet. It was also called “The Ghost Mall”. Since it started its operation 2005, only around 1% of the mall was occupied. However, the number started to raise in 2011 due to its renovation and its new strategy. Before, it focuses on upper-class Chinese, but now it aims the middle-class Chinese. It is known that the mall could consists more than 2,500 stores inside. Due to the new strategic planning, the shoppers could enjoy various restaurants, shops and other entertainment providers.