There are many large shopping malls in the world that are located on large and leasable areas. It also has many activities that include shops, restaurants and amusement parks. There is a huge boom in construction in Asia, due to its cheapness and low labor costs, which has produced the largest shopping centers. Here is a list of the largest shopping malls in the world:
Tenth: Mall «Siam Paragon» – Thailand
Siam Paragon Mall in Bangkok,Thailand, ranked 10th in the list of the world’s 10 largest malls in terms of rental space, with an estimated area of 3.22 million cubic feet, equivalent to 980 square kilometers.
Ninth: Berjaya Times Square Mall – Malaysia
Berjaya Times Square is located in Kuala Lumpur, a twin tower complex that contains a shopping mall and two five-star hotels. With an area of 7.5 million square feet (700,000 square meters) of built-up area it is currently the fifth largest building in the world. The mall includes more than 1,000 retail stores, 65 food outlets and many leisure tourist attractions.
Eighth: SM Mega Mall – Philippines
SM Mega Mall opened in 1991, in Metro Manila, one of the largest shopping malls in the Philippines. The shopping center attracts daily more than 800,000 people with a maximum capacity of up to 4 million people. The mall houses two main buildings including cinemas, bowling, playgrounds and retail stores. It also has many restaurants. SM Mega Mall is currently under restoration and expansion. Upon completion, you will be able to accommodate the largest shopping mall in the Philippines.
Seventh: West Edmonton Mall – Canada
Sixth place in this huge ranking, I left the Asian continent and headed west towards Alberta in Canada. West Edmonton Mall, with an estimated total area of 3.77 million cubic meters, is equivalent to 1,150 square kilometers and is the largest mall on the North and South American continents.
Sixth: The Dubai Mall – UAE
Dubai is home to the fifth largest mall in the world in terms of rental area, and the largest mall in the world in terms of “total area” as a whole, with an area of more than 3.77 million cubic meters; equivalent to 1150 square kilometers, slightly larger than the area of the Canadian West Edmonton Mall, but it has the advantage of including 1200 shops, a skating rink, a 5-star hotel, 22 cinemas, and 122 restaurants.
Fifth: SM Mall of Asia – Philippines
The Philippine capital Manila once again puts itself on this list with SM Mall of Asia, the fifth largest mall in the world, with an estimated area of 4.2 million cubic feet (1280 square kilometers). It consists of 4 buildings connected to each other by corridors, and was opened in 2006.
Fourth: Mall «Global Center» – Thailand
With an estimated area of 4.62 million cubic feet (1410 square kilometers), the capital Bangkok returns to the list again through the World Center Mall, which ranked third with the 10 largest malls in the world, and opened in 1990.
Third: Golden Resources Mall – China
In third place is the Chinese Golden Resources Mall, which occupies an estimated area of 6 million cubic feet (equivalent to 1830 square kilometers outside the capital Beijing) and was considered the largest mall in the world during 2004-2005.
Second: Mall «S. M Tianjin» – China
The second place of this classification goes to the Mall «S. M Tianjin”, which occupies this position globally, as well as in China, with an area of 565,000 square meters. The mall, which opened in late 2016, consists of 3 adjacent buildings, embodying the shape of a “flower” and symbolizing continued growth and new opportunities.
First: New South China Mall – China
New South Mall in China in Dongguan, China, which is the largest shopping mall in the world based on the total leasable area. The center includes seven regions similar to global cities including a replica of the Arc de Triomphe. It also features an indoor outdoor roller coaster. Since its opening in 2005, the center has suffered from a severe shortage of passengers. Much of the retail space remained empty, with more than 99% of stores vacant. China’s New South Mall houses chains of Western fast food, to be nicknamed the world’s largest ghost mall.