5 Most Stunning Shopping Malls in the World
9 Jan 2014 04:45:00
Shopping malls attract not only locals but also tourists especially in the big cities of the world. Some shopping malls were designed and constructed specifically to attract more visitor. Below are the five most stunning shopping malls in the world:
The Dubai Mall, Dubai
Dubai Mall was built with a total space 13 million square feet or equal with more than 2 football fields and opened on November 4, 2008. The mall has 1200 stores, hundreds restaurants and cafes, an hotel, theater, indoor theme park, children's entertainment and the Dubai Aquarium and Discovery Centre. It receives over 65 million visitor a year and has won at least 5 international awards.
West Edmonton Mall, Canada
This shopping mall was opened on September 15, 1981 and is located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada which was built in 5 million square feet of space. The mall houses 800 stores, various restaurants and food stands, themed areas, 3D house, the biggest indoor triple-loop roller coaster in the world, the second biggest indoor water park in the world, amusement center, golf course's miniature, indoor lake, night club, theater and many more. It is visited by more than 32 million visitors a year.
Istanbul Cevahir, Turkey
Istanbul Cevahir is one of the biggest shopping mall in Europe and in the world and was opened on October 15, 2005. It has over 4 million square feet of space and it has the second biggest clock in the world which is applied on the glass roof the the mall. There are six floors where more than 300 stores, restaurants, 12 theaters, bowling area, roller coaster and another amusements are settled.
SM Mall of Asia, the Philippines
SM Mall of Asia is located in Bay City, Pasay, The Philippines and was opened on May 21, 2006. It was constructed with 4 million square feet of space and contains 4 buildings: main mall, entertainment mall, and two car park buildings (north and south). This shopping mall offers stores, restaurants, IMAX theater, ice skating rink, esplanade, ferris wheel and Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center.
Siam Paragon, Thailand
Siam Paragon became a popular destination for tourists from all over the world since it opened on December 5, 2005. This shopping mall is located at Rama I Road, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand and it is one of the biggest shopping mall in Southeast Asia region with more than 270 stores, restaurants, cineplex, hotel, opera hall, art galleries, karaoke stands, bowling counter and Siam Ocean World, the biggest aquarium in the region.