The modern era has bought in the concept of “one stop shopping” by providing its people with malls and shopping complexes. Few among them are so large that they include all sort of contemporary facilities and amusements keeping in mind the taste of the visitors. These modern day marvels are spread across tens of thousands of square feet with thousands of stores, tempting buyer to exhaust their credit card limits. Quickly browse through the list of Top 10 Largest Shopping Malls in the World to know more in detail about them.
Top Ten Largest Shopping Malls in the World
Glance through the details of Top Ten Largest Shopping Malls in the World to know about the amazing facilities available in these shopping complexes.
1. New South china Mall
Located in Dongguan, China, New South China Mall is the largest mall in the world based on gross leasable area. It has been built on formerly agricultural land and has been open for trading since 2005. The project was spearheaded by Hu Guirong, a billionaire in the instant noodle industry. In an area of 659,612 square meters, the mall has facility for a total of 2,350 stores with seven zones modeled on international cities, nations and regions. Initially the mall was owned by Dongguan Sanyuan Yinghui Investment & Development which was later sold off to the Founders Group, a division of Beijing University.
2. Golden Resources Mall
Also popular as Jin Yuan, Golden Resources Mall is a 557,419 square feet shopping centre located near the Fourth Ring Road in Beijing. After investing twenty month in its construction, it was made public on 20th October, 2004. The mall has 7 floors with one of the floors in the basement. The mall has failed to attract much of foreign consumers as it location is not that easily accessible. Secondly all the items sold there have a price tag which cannot be afforded by the ordinary Chinese population.
3. SM City North EDSA
Occupying the third position in the list of top 10 largest shopping malls in the world, SM City North EDSA has an area of 496,878 square meters and is situated in Philippines. It is operated by a local company in the Philippines and is known to be one of the biggest retail and mall operators in Southeast Asia. SM City North EDSA mall was opened 25th November, 1985 whose renovation was done in 2006. This mall had brought in the concept of one stop shopping in Philippines.
4. Isfahan City Center
Built through four phases, Isfahan City Center is a commercial as well as entertainment centre in Isfahan, Iran. With 1 five star hotel, 7 cinemas halls, an international financial centre, a world trade centre, a Fair Complex and around 750 retail units, it is spread over an area of 470,000 square feet. The design of this 7 floor building was planned out by architect Medardo Cadiz of Cadiz International Inc.
5. 1 Utama
Being the largest mall in Malaysia, 1 Utama is located in Bandar Utama Damansara, a township in the north of Petaling Jaya, Selangor across an area of 465,000 meter sq. The development of the mall took place through two phases – phase 1, known as Old Wing was completed and opened to public in August 1995 and Phase 2, known as New Wing, was completed and opened to public in December 2003. 1 Utama receives roughly 60,000 to 90,000 visitors every weekday, and as many as 120,000 on weekends if management is to be believed.
6. Persian Gulf Complex
With more than 2500 commercial units as shops and stores with high welfare facilities, Persian Gulf Complex is a large shopping mall located in Shiraz, Iran. It occupies a space of 450,000 square meters and is the largest shopping complex in the nation opened in 2012. The mall is also known as Fars Shopping Complex and is considered as the largest shopping centre in regards to number of shops.
7. Central World
Owned by Central Pattana, Central World is a 429,500 square meters shopping plaza cum complex located in Bangkok, Thailand. It was opened for the first time in 1990 and was originally called the World Trade Center. The mall is also credited for being the largest activity square in downtown Bangkok and has a total of 600 stores.
8. Mid Valley Mega Mall
Opened in November 1999, Mid Valley Megamall is a complex comprising a shopping mall, an office tower block, 30 offices, and 2 hotels located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With over four hundred retailers in twelve categories, Mid Valley Mega mall has got lots for shopaholics as well as wide range of food items for the food lovers. In short Mid Valley Mega mall has all the modern facilities to attract buyers and visitors within an area of 420,000 meter sq.
9. Cevahir Mall
Next in the row of top ten largest shopping malls in the world is none other than Cevahir Mall situated in Istanbul, Turkey covering 420,000 meter sq. The six retail floors of the shopping center house 343 shops 34 fast food restaurants and 14 exclusive restaurants. The entertainment sector includes 12 cinemas, a bowling hall, and a small roller coaster along with other amusement facilities.
10. Sunway Pyramid
Situated in the heart of Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya; Sunway Pyramid is a 396,000 meter square mall inaugurated in July 1997. Inspired by Egyptian design, it was built with pseudo-hieroglyphics decorating facades accompanied by a number of Pharonic statuaries. As per sources, Sunway Pyramid harbours over 800 shops and a huge list of exclusive services to welcome visitors from all spheres of live.