10 of the Largest Shopping Malls in the World
The concept of shopping malls redefined the idea of boring shopping for many. Instead it became a whole new entertaining experience giving rise to the trendy saying among youngsters especially, “lets crash the mall’. But amongst malls in question, what would really qualify as a mall unmatched by others in terms of size and architecture. These ten world’s largest shopping malls answer that question perfectly.
10 New South China Mall, Dongguan, China
The New South China Mall in Dongguan, China is currently the world’s largest mall based on its area. With seven zones designed after international cities complete with a replica Arc de Triumph and canal with gondolas, the spectacular mall also has a roller coaster. The tragedy is that the mall is always empty and lacks customers ever since it opened in 2005. 99% of the stores in the mall are vacant which is why it has earned the nick name of ghost mall.
9 SM Megamall, Manila, Philippines
Now this is definitely not a ghost mall and is bustling with activity across all of its 5.5 million sq feet. Located in Mandaluyong City which is part of Manila, the SM Mall is the largest in the Philippines. It was inaugurated in 1991 and features an IMAX theater, skating rink and department stores with a 150,000 footfall every day.