10 Largest Malls in the World

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Siam Paragon (3.22 million sq ft)

Siam Paragon is the largest mall in Bangkok, Thailand, and the second largest in the world after MetroCentre in the United Kingdom. It is a station of the BTS Skytrain and is located at Ratchaprasong intersection.

The mall opened in 1978 and was opened to the public a year later in 1979. The mall is the largest shopping mall on the Asian mainland, and is the largest mall in Thailand. It contains the world’s largest aquarium, “The Ocean Experience”, which features several thousand marine fish and inverts.

The shopping center features over 800 shops, and it was designed for three million visitors annually. There are 382,500 square feet of retail space, and covers over 3 million square feet. The design of the complex was inspired by the shopping malls of the world, such as Columbus Circle in New York City.

Siam Paragon is considered to be the grandfather of all shopping malls in Thailand. It is the largest retail facility in the Southeast Asian country.…

Berjaya Times Square (3.44 million sq ft)

Istanbul Cevahir (3.47 million sq ft)

The Istanbul Cevahir mall, which translates to "Kaleici Super Mall," is located in the “Turkish House,” the US largest shopping center in Istanbul, Turkey. The mall opened its doors to the public in February 2012 and is one of the largest shopping malls in the world.

The mall has been getting a lot of attention not only because of its size but also because of the unique architecture of the building. The design was created by the "MIT" (Massachussetts Institute of Technology), the world’s top producing designer of shopping malls. Each floor of the mall has a different look, and almost all of the flooring is sculpted to look like wood.

The mall brings together all shopping needs for the largest city in Turkey and includes a casino, a bowling alley, an aquarium bar, a cinema, and a multi-tiered food court that serves over 80 fast food chains.

The first floor, which is located underground, has over 12,000 parking spaces and six different points of entry/exit. The building is shaded by a giant glass roof that extends throughout the entire structure, making it the only one of its kind in Europe.

SM Megamall (3.6 million sq ft)

Located in Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines SM Mall of Asia is the largest shopping mall in the country and the 15th largest in the world.

It is a 3.6-million-square-foot (350,000 m2) mall with an area of around 35 acres (14.2 ha), or roughly half of the Mall of Asia Complex (MOA or MOA2), formerly known as Megamall.

West Edmonton Mall (3.77 million sq ft)

West Edmonton Mall, nicknamed The Mall, is a large shopping mall located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It attracts over 37 million shoppers every year and is the world’s largest indoor shopping mall. It was built by the Katz Group and is currently owned by the Ghermezian family.

The mall was built with a focus on entertaining shoppers, with access to numerous options for shopping and entertainment, including a 4D cinema, indoor ice rink, indoor waterpark, and several large areas for entertainment, including themed dining and shopping districts.

It has many destinations, many of which are multi-story and up to 10 acres in size. The numerous attractions span many genres, including food, shopping, and entertainment. The mall is spread over 300 acres on two sites, providing parking for 15,000 cars. The main location of the mall deals with attractions for shopping and around one million visitors each year. The mall, according to the Edmonton Journal, is the most popular tourist destination in Edmonton with over two million visitors per year.

West Edmonton Mall is considered to be the largest mall in the world, and if a mall is not considered a mall then certain of its sections are larger.

Dubai Mall (3.77 million sq ft)

SM Mall of Asia (4.2 million sq ft)

The SM Mall of Asia is not only the largest mall in the Philippines, but also becomes the world’s 7th largest mall in the world. Located in Manila, SM MOA features a number of unique attractions, such as the 70-lane bowling alley and its miniature golf course.

Featuring a number of indoor and outdoor shopping spaces, SM MOA is the largest indoor shopping complex in the country, with a total floor-space area of over 4.1 million square feet. Constructed as a joint venture by SM Prime Holdings, Inc. and Ayala Corporation, SM MOA is the only mall in the Philippines with two towers, each one standing at a height of 76 meters.

CentralWorld (4.62 million sq ft)

Golden Resources Mall (6.0 million sq ft)

New South China Mall (6.46 million sq ft)

The New South China Mall (also known as NSCM), is the 6th largest mall in the world. It is located in Dongguan, Guangdong, China and is 100% owned by Sunac China Holdings Ltd. Built between 1996 and 1997, it contains 6.46 million sq ft (590,000 m^²) of retail space, including a slipper city. The mall is divided into ten zones, known as the 10 Barks, each with a theme.

NSCM was the world’s biggest mall in terms of gross floor area after the opening of World’s biggest shopping mall the Las Vegas Boulevard in 2007, it was surpassed by the Shaghai New World Centre, whose gross floor area exceeds 7 million m².