Top 10 Largest Shopping Malls in the World 2023

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The largest shopping malls in the world

If you travel around the world and love to shop, then you will want to know about the biggest shopping mall in the world in 2023. The world’s big shopping malls offer one-stop shopping for anything imaginable. Here is the list of top 10 Largest Shopping Malls in the World in 2023 by Gross Leasable Area. Let’s look at it!


10. ICONSIAM

ICONSIAM biggest building mall
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  • Gross leasable area: 525,000 m2 (5,650,000 sq ft)
  • Shops: 550+
  • City: Bangkok, Thailand

ICONSIAM is a premier luxury shopping mall and mixed-use development located in Bangkok, Thailand along the Chao Phraya River. ICONSIAM had established itself as a landmark and premier shopping and lifestyle destination in the heart of Bangkok.

It includes a large shopping mall, which opened to the public on 9 November 2018, as well as hotels and accommodation. The US$1.5 billion project was jointly developed by Thai retail developer Siam Piwat Group, MQDC Magnolia Quality Development and Charoen Pokphand Group.

ICONSIAM is a massive campus covering a total floor area of approximately 750,000 square metres (8 million square feet). It contains many buildings and facilities.

The mall is home to a wide range of high-end and luxury retail stores, featuring both international and Thai brands. Shoppers can find luxury fashion, jewellery, cosmetics and other expensive products.

ICONSIAM has been recognized not only for its luxurious shopping and dining experiences but also for its architectural design and commitment to showcasing Thai culture and art. ICONSIAM is the tenth largest shopping mall in the world in 2023.


09. CentralWorld

CentralWorld a biggest shopping mall in the world
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  • Gross leasable area: 550,000 m2 (5,900,000 sq ft)
  • Shops: 600
  • City: Bangkok, Thailand

CentralWorld is a shopping plaza and complex in Bangkok, Thailand. It is the ninth largest shopping mall in the world in 2023. The complex, which includes a hotel and office tower, is owned by the Central Pattana Company.

After three years of design and renovation, CentralWorld was expanded to a 5,900,000-square-foot shopping mall and 8,900,000-square-foot complex, surpassing even its nearest rival Siam Paragon in terms of size.

CentralWorld is one of Thailand’s largest and most prominent shopping malls and lifestyle centres. It is located in the centre of Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. Centralworld is a part of Central Pattana (CPN) Group, one of Thailand’s leading retail and property development companies.

CentralWorld is renowned for its immense size, covering a vast area of over 550,000 square metres (5.9 million sq ft). It is considered to be one of the largest shopping malls in Southeast Asia.

The mall offers a wide range of retail stores, including international luxury brands, fashion boutiques, electronics shops, department stores, home goods and more. It caters to various shopping preferences and budgets.

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08. Central WestGate

Central WestGate top 10 largest shopping malls in the world
  • Gross leasable area: 550,278 m2 (5,923,140 sq ft)
  • Shops: 500+
  • City: Nonthaburi (Bangkok Metropolitan Region), Thailand

Central Westgate is a large shopping plaza and complex in the Bang Yai District of Nonthaburi Province, Thailand. The complex, which includes cinemas and stores, is owned by Central Pattana.

The mall, located at Bangyai Intersection, opened in August 2015. It has a total floor area of 5,923,140 sq ft which includes the Ikea store which has a floor area of 541,190 sq ft. It is served by Talad Bang Yai MRT station on the Purple Line.

Central Westgate is a shopping centre for the best lifestyle of the future, and will help enhance Bangkok and Thailand as a ‘regional shopping hub’ and bring it at par with other big cities in the world.

It has been designed as a great lifestyle centre with unique design features and creative art installations under the concept of ‘Have a Big Life’, with all the decor inside the shopping centre made ‘super-sized’ and colorful including the use of Has gone.


07. Golden Resources Mall

Golden Resources Mall a biggest mall in china
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  • Gross leasable area: 557,419 m2 (6,000,010 sq ft)
  • Shops: 750+
  • City: Beijing, China

Golden Resources is one of the top 10 largest shopping malls in the world located in the Haidian District of Beijing, People’s Republic of China. When South China Mall in Dongguan, China was completed, it was the largest mall by gross leasable area.

In English, the mall is nicknamed the “Great Mall of China” due to its total area of 6 million square feet on six floors. Golden Resources Mall, 1.5 times larger than the US mall, was the world’s largest shopping mall from 2004 to 2005.

Golden Resources Mall is also known as Jin Yuan Shopping Mall or Jin Yuan Commercial Centre. Golden Resources Mall is known for its huge size and extensive retail space. It is often cited as one of the largest malls in Asia in terms of total floor area.

The mall has a wide range of retail stores, offering a diverse selection of products and brands. Shoppers can find clothing, electronics, home goods, furniture and more.


06. SM Tianjin

SM Tianjin complex new building design
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  • Gross leasable area: 565,000 m2 (6,080,000 sq ft)
  • Shops: 1000+
  • City: Tianjin, China

SM City Tianjin is a large shopping mall located in Tianjin, China. SM Supermall, the leading retail and mall operator in the Philippines, expanded its presence internationally by opening SM City Tianjin as part of its global expansion strategy.

SM City Tianjin is known for its sheer size, offering a vast retail and entertainment space. The largest SM mall outside the Philippines and the second largest mall in China, as well as one of the top 10 largest shopping malls in the world in 2023.

The mall has a wide range of retail stores including both international and domestic brands. Shoppers can find clothing, electronics, home goods and more.

Similar to other SM supermalls, SM City Tianjin typically includes entertainment options such as a cinema complex, indoor play areas for children, and dining facilities. The mall is strategically located in Tianjin, making it accessible to residents and visitors to the area.

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05. SM Mall of Asia

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  • Gross leasable area: 589,891 m2 (6,349,530 sq ft)
  • Shops: 3500+
  • City: Pasay (Metro Manila), Philippines

SM Mall of Asia is a large shopping mall in the Philippines, located at a reclaimed area within Manila Bay and the southern end of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue in Bay City, Pasay, Philippines. The mall is currently the largest shopping mall in the Philippines and the fifth largest in the world.

Owned and developed by SM Prime Holdings, the owner and developer of the largest mall chain in the Philippines, its land area is 67 hectares, providing a total floor area of approximately 6,349,530 square feet. The area attracts an average footfall of around 200,000 people per day.

After the opening of SM Mall, several smaller shopping malls nearby were closed, such as Pearl Plaza and Uniwide Coastal Mall, both located in Barangay Tambo, Parañaque. However, this is changing with the rise of other malls and similar structures such as Ayala Mall Manila Bay and W Mall.


04. Isfahan City Center

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  • Gross leasable area: 650,000 m2 (7,000,000 sq ft)
  • Shops: 350+
  • City: Isfahan, Iran

Isfahan City Center is a large commercial and entertainment complex in Isfahan, Iran. It is one of the largest shopping malls in the world in 2023, spanning 650,000 square metres.

The mall was developed by Masoud Sarrami through his firm, Prestige Land Iran Company. It includes a 5-star hotel, a museum, a hypermarket, restaurants, airline offices, an international financial centre and a World Trade Center.

The mall was developed by Cadiz International, Inc. It was designed by the architect Medardo Cadiz. Built in four phases, the centre covers approximately 465,500 square metres. This mall is located near Isfahan city and Sipahan city and Baharestan cities.

The mall includes a 5-star hotel, a general shopping mall with over 750 retail outlets, a museum, a hypermarket, restaurants, airline offices, an indoor theme park.

It also has a cinema, an amusement park, a concert hall, an education centre and a food court. with a roller coaster and bumper cars, an International Financial Center (IFC) and a World Trade Center (WTC), and an entertainment centre with seven cinema screens and a fair complex.


03. South China Mall

New South China Mall second largest
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  • Gross leasable area: 659,612 m2 (7,100,000 sq ft)
  • Shops: 2350
  • City: Dongguan, China

The New South China Mall is a massive shopping complex in Dongguan, China. It is the third among the largest shopping malls in the world in both gross leasable area and total area.

South China Mall opened in 2005 and for more than 10 years it remained mostly empty as few merchants had signed up, leading to it being labelled a dead mall. However, it failed to attract enough customers and tenants, and soon became mostly vacant and abandoned.

The mall has been undergoing renovation and remodelling since 2015, and parts of it have reopened with new stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues. However, large parts of the mall are still vacant and unused.

The New South China Mall is an example of how a grand vision can turn into a massive waste of resources and space. It is also a reminder of the challenges and risks involved in building mega-projects in China’s rapidly changing economy.

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02. IOI City Mall

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  • Gross leasable area: 821,000 m2 (8,840,000 sq ft)
  • Shops: 650+
  • City: Putrajaya, Malaysia

IOI City Mall is a large shopping mall located in Sepang district, Selangor, Malaysia, developed by IOI Properties Group Berhad. It has been promoted as a “middle-upper class mall” to attract approximately 1.8 million people.

The mall’s second phase opened on 25 August 2022, making it the largest shopping mall in Malaysia, surpassing 1 Utama, as well as the largest mall in Southeast Asia and the second largest shopping mall in the world in 2023.

IOI City Mall has 2,500,000 square feet of retail space for both phases, with over 650 stores. Phase 1 of IOI City Mall opened in November 2014 with a net lettable area of 1,500,000 square feet over three levels with 350 tenants.

The Phase 1 section of the mall also includes District 21, a post-apocalypse-themed amusement park, two ice skating rinks, an edutainment exhibition space with an “indoor living planet” concept, and a Golden Screen Cinema with GSC Max and 4DX hall.


01. Iran Mall

Iran mall the largest shopping center in the world
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  • Gross leasable area: 1,950,000 m2 (21,000,000 sq ft)
  • Shops: 2,500+
  • City: Tehran, Iran

Iran Mall is the largest shopping mall in the world by 2023, and one of the world’s largest commercial, cultural and social projects. The mall is located in northwest Tehran, Iran, on the banks of Lake Chitgar.

More than 1,200 contractors and 25,000 workers participated in the construction of Iran Mall. This facility is owned by Ayandeh Bank. The original idea of building such a large complex came from the famous Iranian entrepreneur Ali Ansari, who has also been the chief executive of the construction of Iran Mall.

Iran Mall aims to provide a comprehensive shopping and entertainment experience for visitors. Some of its features include high-end and international brand stores, a large indoor amusement park, a cinema complex, an ice skating rink and various dining options.

It is one of the largest shopping centers in the world, covering a vast area and offering a wide range of retail stores, restaurants, entertainment facilities and more.

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