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World's 10 Largest Shopping Malls

1. South China Mall

Location: Dongguan, China

Year Opened: 2005
Gross Leasable Area: 7.1 million square feet

n 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.

2. Golden Resources Shopping Mall

Location: Beijing, China

Year Opened: 2004

Gross Leasable Area: 6 million square feet
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.

3. SM Mall of Asia 

Location: Pasay City, Philippines

Year Opened: 2006
Gross Leasable Area: 4.2 million square feet

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.

4. West Edmonton Mall

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Year Opened: 1981

Gross Leasable Area: 3.8 million square feet
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.

5. SM Megamall

Location: Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Year Opened: 1991
Gross Leasable Area: 3.6 million square feet

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.

6. Berjaya Times Square

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Year Opened: 2005
Gross Leasable Area: 3.4 million square feet

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.

7. Beijing Mall

Location: Beijing, China

Year Opened: 2005
Gross Leasable Area: 3.4 million square feet

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.

8. Zhengjia Plaza

Location: Guangzhou, China

Year Opened: 2005
Gross Leasable Area: 3 million square feet

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.

9. SM City North Edsa

Location: Quezon City, Philippines

Year Opened: 1985
Gross Leasable Area: 3 million square feet

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.

10. King of Prussia Mall 

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Year Opened: 1962
Gross Leasable Area: 2.8 million square feet

It's just unbelievable!! 

A third world country such as the Philippines has 3 large malls.

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