Malls have evolved to provide the one-stop experience for their customers. Most include a variety of stores, which allow for the buyer to buy anything from groceries to party dresses. Shopping centers also include a variety of stores which provide everything from generic brands to the latest designer brands. This makes it possible for people from different socio-economic statuses to be able to find what they need. They are not only a place for shopping, but a place where families and friends get together. Malls provide a comfortable indoor area to enjoy the company of their loved ones. All of these factors contribute to the popularity of shopping malls.
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- 10. Sunway Pyramid, Subang Jaya, Malaysia
- 9. Cehahir Mall, Istanbul, Turkey
- 8. Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- 7. Central World, Bangkok, Thailand
- 6. Persian Gulf Complex, Shiraz, Iran
- 5. SM City North EDSA, Quezon City, Phillippines
- 4. Isfahan City Center, Iran
- 3. SM City North EDSA, Quzon City, Philippines
- 2. Golden Resources Mall, Beijing, China
- 1. New South China Mall, Dongguan, China
Here is the list of Top 10 Most Popular Largest Shopping Malls in The World
10. Sunway Pyramid, Subang Jaya, Malaysia
This mall is very unique in design and construction. It won’t be missed by anyone while in the Subang Jaya area. It has an iconic pyramid and a giant lion in the front. The mall is Egyptian- inspired, and has various pharaoh statues. It was opened in 1997 and has over 800 shops for its customers.
9. Cehahir Mall, Istanbul, Turkey
This mall is also called Sisli Kulturve Ticaret Merkezi. It opened in 2005. It is the biggest mall in the European landmass. It has six floors, 343 shops, cinema theaters, a show stage, and a roller coaster. Some of the international brands available are Adidas, Bata, Converse, Burger King, KFC, Reebok, Lotto, Kappa, and Top Man.
8. Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mid Valley Megamall was opened in 1999 and features over 400 stores. There is also a convention center, a business hotel, and an office tower consisting of over 11 stories. This shopping center can be accessed from the Mid Valley Station of Keretapi Tanah Melayu. There has also been a proposal to link this mall and Masjid Jamek by a 5.5 kilometer bicycle lane.
7. Central World, Bangkok, Thailand
Central World mall is located in Thailand and has over 490 shops. It was originally named World Trade Center in 2002, and was renamed to the current name in 2005. It is home to a five-star hotel, office tower, and a convention center.
6. Persian Gulf Complex, Shiraz, Iran
The Persian Gulf Complex is also called the Fars Shopping Complex. It was opened in 2011 and includes lodging, swimming pools, a tennis court, and a convention center. Yearly, carnivals occur at this mall. It is located in Shiraz, which is the social capital of Iran. The owner of this project is Mr. Hossain Hossaini.
5. SM City North EDSA, Quezon City, Phillippines
This mall was opened in 1985 and consists of 120,00 square meters. It was redeveloped in 2006. There is a sky garden and a car park plaza in this mall. It is operated by SM Prime Holdings.
4. Isfahan City Center, Iran
This city center in Iran had to complete four stages before its current structure. It opened in 2012 and has more than 750 stores. The mall also consists of a finance center which operates internationally, a 5 star hotel, a museum and an airline office. It is a place of rich culture and showcases the heritage of the people of Isfahan.
3. SM City North EDSA, Quzon City, Philippines
SM City North was opened in 1985 and has undergone some extension after that year. It features more than 1000 shops and over 400 restaurants. It consists of eight different sectors including the City Center, Interior Zone, Block, Warehouse Club, Annex, Sky Garden, Northlink, and Grass Residences.
2. Golden Resources Mall, Beijing, China
This mall is nicknamed the “Extraordinary Mall of China”. It was made even more popular when a train station was opened nearby allowing for the travel of passengers to the mall. A unique fact is that most of the stores do not accept foreign MasterCards.
1. New South China Mall, Dongguan, China
The first most popular mall is the New South China Mall. It consists of space for over 2000 stores. There are seven zone which are designed following a certain region of the world: Amsterdam, California, Egypt, Paris, Rome, Venice, and the Caribbean. A short film was made of the mall called “Utopia Part 3: the World’s Largest Shopping Mall” and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival held in 2009.
This was the list for the Most popular shopping malls in the world that have evolved to also be tourist attractions and are the major centers for shopping in and around the cities.