4 Largest Shopping Malls Around the World

Gone are the days when people used to visit local markets for hours to collect groceries, clothing, and other essentials for their house. The time is revolutionized these days, and people love to shop from shopping malls: The one-stop destination for anything that you imagine. The creative builders around the world these days are working hard to design large shopping malls where consumers can find everything at ease. The preference list includes dining, retail, amusement and entertainment stuff as well.

Here we are going to talk about the 4 largest shopping malls in the world that you may love to visit for shopping. The list is based on the gross leasable area of the malls and the amazing thing to know is that most of them are located within Asia.

    • 1.New South China Mall:
      The largest one in the list is the New South China Mall that is spread in the estimated area of 6.46 million square ft. This mall is located in Dongguan, China and is loaded with indoor as well as outdoor roller coasters. Due to huge space availability inside, this mall also suffered a lack of occupants right from its opening in the year 2005. Today as well, most of its retail space is empty; that is why people have nicknamed it a ghost mall in China.

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    • 2.Golden Resources Mall:
      Before the opening of the New South China Mall, The Golden Resource Mall of China was known as the largest shopping mall in the world. At an initial level, mall developers estimated that this platform would serve more than 50,000 shoppers per day. However, in the year 2004, the actual number was reported to be only 20 customers per hour in this 6.0 million square ft construction. The biggest problem with this mall is that items sold here are too pricy that common Chinese people cannot afford them. Also, it is inaccessible for foreign travelers due to its location that is far away from the main city.
    • 3.Central World:
      This mall opened in 1990 with an estimated area of 4.62 million square ft. Central World, located in Bangkok, is better known as the largest shopping mall in Thailand. People call it a middle-class shopping center; however, Siam Paragon is called an upper-class market. Recently, this eight-story building was set on fire by some anti-government protestors and many stores collapsed. After long repair works, 80% of the mall space was opened again for the business.

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  • 4.SM Mall of Asia:
    This 4.2 million sq ft mall is located in Metro Manila, Philippines and was opened first in 2006. There are four interconnected buildings and a 20-seater tram helps shoppers to visit mall grounds. The biggest attraction of this mall is the IMAX theatre that has the world’s largest 3D screen. Other than this, SM Mall also has an Olympic sized ice-skating rink. It hosts several recreational as well as competitive skating events in the city.

Now you have the list of 4 largest malls in the world. Hope! You will soon explore these areas to have fun with friends.