The 10 Biggest Malls In The World

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People can get what they need and some of what they want there. But for some people, a mall is a place to hang out with friends, family, coworkers, shop, and do other things. In recent years, the simple superstore has grown into a huge building with movie theaters, supermarkets, and often fancy department stores with rows and rows of places to eat and things to do.

Iran Mall

As of 2020, the huge Iran Mall will be the largest in the world. This huge building is in the northwest of Tehran and has a total area of about 21 million rentable square feet. It’s where business, culture, and social life come together. It has commercial spaces like shops, cultural spaces, recreation areas, a hotel, and some parking spots.

On top of the mall, there is a baseball stadium where people can do things like hike and ride bikes. It also has a swimming pool, a tennis court, and an ice rink! Even though the parts of Iran Mall that are already done make it the biggest mall in the world, some parts are still being built, so this megastructure will likely be even bigger.

South China Mall

The South China Mall in Dongguan, China, used to be the largest in the world. But when the supermall in Iran opened in 2018, the South China Mall dropped to second place. It opened in 2005 and has 7.1 million rentable square feet of space. The original plan was to have 100,000 people visit daily, but the place was empty for many years.

Until recently, within a week of renovations and updates, the mall had been getting more and more tenants, including middle-class restaurants. Seven different areas in the mall are made to look like famous cities from around the world. In one area, there is a model of the Arc de Triomphe, which is in Paris, and another, there are gondolas, which are in Venice.

Mall Of Istanbul

More than 7 million square feet of rentable space exists in the huge Mall of Istanbul. In addition to the usual shops, this one has a huge theme park inside. It’s initial time anything enjoyable has happened in Turkey. It has more than 300 stores and is home to some of the best brands in the world. It has a gourmet center, a large shopping center, and several performance centers. It also has the biggest movie theatre in Turkey, with 12 theatres and 3,050 seats.

SM Tianjin

SM City Tianjin is another huge shopping center in China. It has a little more than six million square feet that can be rented. It has more than 2,500 stores spread out over a very large area. It comprises five buildings called Earth, Fire, Water, Metal, and Wood, the five traditional Chinese elements. It opened in the busy Tianjin Airport Economic Area in 2016.

Golden Resource Mall

The “Great Mall of China” is another big shopping center in China. The Golden Resource Shopping Mall has more than 1,000 stalls and a rentable area of 6 million square feet. It’s not as big as the other buildings on the list because it only has six floors and is surrounded by freshly constructed apartments and offices, but it does have more than 230 escalators to move shoppers from floor to floor!

CentralPlaza WestGate

The Central Plaza WestGate is Thailand’s largest mall. It is in the province of Nonthaburi, which is near Bangkok, the country’s capital. It has over 5,900,000 square feet of gross floor space spread over many floors. It is known as South East Asia’s Super Regional Mall and was built to make Thailand a thriving shopping hub for the region. This mall has more than 500 Thai and worldwide stores and more than 200 restaurants.


Almost as big as Central Plaza Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, it is home to the Westgate mall, the country’s CentralWorld Mall. The CentralWorld Mall is among the largest shopping centers in the area. It has 500 stores, 100 eateries and coffee shops, and 15 movie theatres. It has a place for kids to play and learn and two stores. Like a few other places on this list, it has an ice rink.


The ICONSIAM Mall is the second-largest mall in Thailand. It is also in Bangkok. This beautiful mixed-use development by the river is unique because, besides the usual retail stores, it has a strange indoor floating market in which shoppers can buy food from the boat docked by the river.

SM City North Edsa

The Philippines’ SM City North EDSA is the next largest mall in South East Asia and is only a short flight from Thailand. Even though many big malls have opened in the country’s capital, North EDSA is still the biggest, even though it is older than the others. It is in one of the busiest parts of the capital and gives people a big, air-conditioned place to escape the sometimes unbearable summer heat.

Forum Istanbul

The Forum Istanbul is in tenth place. It has about 5.4 million square feet of rentable space. It is most famous for its beautiful architecture, which has alleys and domes and uses colors and tones that are important to the country’s culture.


This is because mall culture is a big deal in many Asian countries. It helps the economy by giving thousands of people good jobs and strengthening the country’s business sector. This is the finest way to get people to give up their money. In some southeast Asian countries, the pleasures of an air-conditioned mall make it easy to escape the hot or humid weather outside, so people go to malls every day.


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