World's Largest Malls *pics*

  1. Ten shopping malls rank as the world's largest, based on the amount of "Gross Leasable Area"--the number of square feet the property has for revenue-generating activities like retail, dining and amusements. Asia is home to eight of the world's 10 largest malls, six of which were built in the last three years. Rankings are based on statistics from Eastern Connecticut State University, which compiles data from mall management companies

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    South China Mall
    Location: Dongguan, China
    In the Chinese mall arms race, this facility opened a year after the Golden Resources Mall to displace it as the country's and the world's largest. The space includes wind mills and theme parks, plus a replica of the Arc de Triomphe.
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    Golden Resources Shopping Mall
    Location: Beijing, China
    Not sprawling, this is a stacked-up five-story mall. Approximately 1,000 stores, selling plenty of familiar global brands like Nike and DKNY. A truly ambitious real estate project, with new apartments and offices, surround the mall. A tough location outside the heart of the city has resulted in disappointing traffic from foreign tourists.
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    SM Mall of Asia
    Location: Pasay City, Philippines
    Includes the first Olympic-sized swimming pool and first IMAX theater in the Philippines. Spread over four buildings, customers can get around on a 20-seat tram.
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    West Edmonton Mall
    Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    The biggest in North America, the West Edmonton Mall has over 800 stores, along with attractions like a water park, skating rink, casino and rides.
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    SM Megamall
    Location: Mandaluyong City, Philippines
    Fun stuff includes bowling, ice skating and a 12-cinema movie theater, along with traditional mall fare like arcade games. Customers can also get a haircut or see a doctor at the Manila clinic.
     
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    Berjaya Times Square
    Built with an adjacent hotel and convention center. In addition to over 1,000 retail shops, the mall includes a 12-story-high roller coaster, plus a pool, skating rink and "Cosmo's World," a children's theme park.
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    Beijing Mall
    Location: Beijing, China
    The first real suburban mall in China, located about an hour from downtown Beijing, this center has four levels with parking for 8,000 cars, plus a man-made beach. Bootlegged DVDs of American movies are a top seller.
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    Zhengjia Plaza
    Location: Guangzhou, China
    Has been known to attract over half a million shoppers on a good day. Another mixed-use space, the mall has a hotel and office tower in addition to retail stores.
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    SM City North Edsa
    Location: Quezon City, Philippines
    The first major "mega mall" built by SM Prime Holdings, which now claims three of the largest 10 in the world. It's a five-story complex that boasts over 100 retail outlets and restaurants, along with 12 cinemas, a bowling alley and skating rink. An IMAX theater could be added soon.
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    King of Prussia Mall
    Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    This product of the original U.S. mall building surge in the early 1960s still survives on the top 10 list, at least until the next big project goes up in Asia. Billing itself as the "premier shopping destination on the East Coast," this mall takes advantage of its location right off the Pennsylvania Turnpike to draw shoppers from New York, New Jersey and Maryland to its 400 stores. Despite a lack of theme parks and other modern amenities, package deals with Radisson Hotels and cross-marketing with nearby attractions like the Revolutionary War encampment at Valley Forge draw out-of-state shoppers looking to get away for a day or two.

     
  3. wowwwwwwww


    those are like overnight shoppping trips!!!
     
  4. 3 of them are in the Philippines.... wow! I didn't know that. :biggrin:
     
  5. Edmonton has the biggest in north america????????????????????? WOW!
     
  6. KoP is bigger than Mall of America? Wow, I had no clue.:yahoo:
     
  7. Beautiful!
     
  8. Very interesting! Mall of America reps should read the article.
     
  9. I really want to go shopping now!
    Is Berjaya Times Square in NYC??
    Thanks, maxter for the pics!

    ETA:Why isn't Mall of America on the list? Isn't it the largest in the US?
     
  10. Mall of America isn't very impressive, and I'm not just saying that because I live pretty close, have worked there in the past, and been there way too many times.

    But wow... look at some of these malls! It's like shopping paradise... at least, it looks like it from the pics.
     
  11. I wanna go to KOP next time I go to DC to visit my sis!!! :nuts:
     
  12. Wow, looks like you can get lost in there. hehe
     
  13. What a great and informative thread! All of them are very impressive. I found myself getting more....and more...tired after each picture! ha! I'm not a big mall-goer myself...I wish I was! (Something about malls make me very tired)
     
  14. OMG...I thought friggin' Tyson's Corner was big. I can't even get through that mall in one day...I think if I saw any of these malls I'd get overwhelmed, have a panic attack, and have to leave! :ninja:
     
  15. Go KoP! Woohoo!!!!