The world has some amazing and spectacular malls. Some of these malls occupy large land areas and in this article, we will be reading about the top five malls occupying large land areas around the world.
1. New South China Mall (6.46 million sq ft)
South China Mall in Dongguan, China is the largest shopping mall in the world when measured in terms of gross leasable area, and second in terms of the total area to The Dubai Mall. The retail area occupies an area of 659,611 square meters and it was opened in 2005.
2. Golden Resources Mall (6.0 million sq ft)
Golden Resources Shopping Mall or Jin Yuan is a major shopping mall located near the northwest Fourth Ring Road in Beijing, People’s Republic of China. At the time of opening, it was the largest mall by gross leasable area. The mall was opened in 2004 and its retail area occupies a space of 557,419 square meters.
3. CentralWorld (4.62 million sq ft)
CentralWorld is a shopping plaza and complex in Bangkok, Thailand. It is the eleventh largest shopping complex in the world. The complex, which includes a hotel and office tower, is owned by Central Pattana. It was opened in 1990 and it has 495 stores. The retail area occupies a space of 187,046 square meters and it is made up of seven floors.
4. SM Mall of Asia (4.2 million sq ft)
SM Mall of Asia, also abbreviated as SM MoA or simply MoA, is a large shopping mall in Bay City, Pasay, Philippines, near the SM Central Business Park, the Manila Bay, and the southern end of Epifanio de Los Santos Avenue. It was opened in 2006 and the retail area occupies a space of 432,891 square meters.
5. Dubai Mall (3.77 million sq ft)
The Dubai Mall is a shopping mall in Dubai. It is the largest mall in the world by total land area, and the 26th-largest shopping mall in the world by gross leasable area, tying with West Edmonton Mall and Fashion Island —both of which are older than it. It has a total retail floor area of 502,000 square meters. It was built in 2008.