The largest shopping destinations in the world are likely the top of your travel bucket list. Whether it’s boots, purses, garments or jewelry, everyone has their weakness. These shopping malls cater to all of them.
New South China Mall
The New South China Mall in Dongguan, China, is the biggest gross leasable center in the globe. The mall consists of seven areas modeled on international cities, including a duplicate of the Arc de Triomphe and a canal with gondolas. It also has an indoor rollercoaster. Since its opening in 2005, the center has suffered from a serious absence of occupants. Much of the retail space stayed empty, with more than 99 percent of the shops vacant. The only regions occupied by the mall area near the entrance, where several western fast-food chains are situated. It was dubbed the biggest ghost mall in the globe.
Golden Resources Mall
At 1.5 times the size of the Mall of America, the Golden Resources Mall in China was the largest shopping center on the planet from 2004 to 2005. Although the developer of the mall originally projected that the mall would have 50,000 shoppers a day, by 2004 the real amount was much lower than 20 in an hour. One problem was that the prices of most items sold were far beyond the purchasing power of most ordinary Chinese. Another obstacle was the inaccessibility of the Golden Resources Shopping Mall to overseas customers owing to its place outside of the core of Beijing.
Started opening in 1990, the8-story CentralWorld in Bangkok is Thailand’s biggest shopping mall. It was advertised as a middle-class shopping center, as compared to the upper-class Siam Paragon. On 19 May 2017, CentralWorld was one of the many properties set on fire by anti-government protesters. The fire raged for two days, and the Zen department store collapsed. After months of repair work, the shopping complex reopened on 28 September, with 80% of its retail space open for the company.