December 08, 2008

Worlds Number one biggest and largest shopping mall

MALL NAME:South China Mall,Dongguan,China

South China Mall (simplified Chinese: MALL; pinyin: Huánán MALL) in Dongguan, China was the largest mall in the world. It has leasable space for over 1,500 stores in approximately 6.5 million square feet (600,000 square metres) of total floor area.

This mall has seven zones modeled on international cities, nations and regions, including Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, Venice, Egypt, the Caribbean, and California.

Although the mall opened in 2005, it suffers from a lack of retailers. Much of the retail space remains empty, with 99.2 percent of the stores vacant. Many analysts say that the main reason the mall is so far largely unoccupied is that it is located in the suburbs of Dongguan, which means that it is only practical to travel there using a car. The mall closed down in July 2008.