Thursday, November 3, 2011

Top 10 Largest Shopping Malls in the World

Shopping has been a favorite hobby for all since ancient times. Earlier people use to shop n the streets along with their near and dear one. Increased modernization and technology brought about the concepts of malls. The malls offered you a plethora of different items and brands all under one roof. These malls were equipped with more and more amenities with time. today the malls are equipped with the digital theaters, food courts, sports centers etc. The exteriors and interiors of these shopping plazas are just mesmerizing. Here is the list of the top ten largest shopping malls in the world.

10. Beijing Shopping Mall, China

One of the biggest malls in China the Beijing Shopping Mall was opened in the year 2005. The mall is spread over an area of 3.4 million square feet and has hundreds of different shops. The mall is known for its man made beach. The mall has a huge parking lot that can store more than 8,000 cars at a time.

9. SM City Shopping Mall North Edsa, Philippines

The largest mall in Philippines, the mall has been known since 1985. It is managed by SM Prime holdings, a local holding company. He mall has been renovated time and again and new blocks have been added to the mall. The mall spreads over 3 million sq. ft. and has now five storeys with more than 1000 shops and restaurants.

8. Cevahir Shopping Mall Istanbul

It is the largest mall in Europe that opened in the year 2005. The mall is spread over an area of 3.8 million sq ft. that is visited by more than nineteen thousand visitors each day. It is open all seven days and has a roller coaster and wave pool.

7. Berjaya Times Square

The mall is a twin tower building that opened in the year 2003. The twin buildings contain a shopping center as well as a five start hotel. The shopping center has an area of 3.4 million sq ft. The mall has more than 1,000 shops with an indoor theme park, roller coaster and skating rink.

6. SM Megamall, Philippines

The SM Megamall is also looked after by the SM Prime Holdings and was opened in the year 1991. The mall is spread over 3.6 million sq ft. of area and has two buildings that are connected with each other using a bridge. the mall is large enough to accommodate 4 million people.

5. SM Shopping Mall of Asia, Philippines

Another fantastic building by SM Prime Holdings the mall is the second largest mall in Philippines. It opened in the year 2006 and spreads over 4.2 million sq ft. of area. The mall has an Olympic size skating rink and open air music hall.

4. Zhengjia Shopping Plaza, China

The mall spreads over an area of 2 million sq ft. and attracts 20,000 or more people daily. The mall has some of the finest brands along with a hotel.

3. Golden Resources Shopping Mall, China

The mall opened in the year2004 and is located near Fourth Ring road, Beijing. The mall has an area of 6 mill sq ft. and has more than 1,000 shops including brands like Nike and DKNY.

2. West Edmonton Shopping Mall, Canada

The largest shopping mall in North America, the West Edmonton Shopping Mall was opened in the year 1981 and has an area of 3.8 million sq ft. the center has more than 800 shops along with galaxy land, ice place, water park and theaters.

1. South China Shopping Mall, China

South China Shopping Mall is the largest mall of the world that is spread over an area of 7.1 million sq ft. The mall opened in the year 2005 and has a theme park too.

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