(6) West Edmonton Mall — Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Until 2004, the 1981-opened West Edmonton Mall had the Guinness World Record for being the largest shopping centre in the world. With 800 shops to choose from, the site also posses a casino, water park – with the largest indoor wave pool – and petting zoo.
(7) Westfield Stratford City — London, UK
Opened in 2011 to coincide with the 2012 Olympics, 75 per cent of people at the sporting event also visited the mall – something that cost $2.1bn to build. Housing the UK’s largest casino, 300 shops and 70 restaurants, weary shoppers can choose from one of three on-site hotels to get some rest.
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(8) The Hills at Vallco — Cupertino, California, US
The location once had a 96 per cent vacancy, but today is viewed as a hub for shopping, entertainment, business and housing. One of its most revered features is the world’s largest green roof, which has greenhouses, vineyards, gardens and playgrounds spread across 120,000 sq m.
(9) Persian Gulf Complex — Shiraz, Iran
Launched the same year as Westfield, the Persian Golf Complex sounds ideal for those that have just purchases sportswear. It has several swimming pools, tennis court, amusement parks and bowling alley. And don’t worry about finding a space – the car park holds 5,500 vehicles. You’ll just have to worry about finding the car at the end of the day.
(10) Siam Paragon — Bangkok, Thailand
2005-opened Siam Paragon cost $375m to develop. Considered the best mall in the country, the venue is ideal for cinephiles as the on-site cinema has the largest screens on the continent. And for aspiring singers, there’s a karaoke bar available – who knows, it could be your big break.
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