Today I’ve met a new awesome friend: he’s from Edmonton, Canada.
I’ve been in Edmonton twice and I love it; I first studied English there so I have to confess: Edmonton owns a piece of my heart!
Speaking seriously… I’ve wondered a lot today about my Canadian experience… then my brain made a connection (don’t know why, my brain’s sometimes bizarre)
Canada + Edmonton + Upcoming Christmas Season = Shopping
Shopping + Canada = West Edmonton Mall.
I was like a kid over there and I loved every single moment I’ve spent in the water park… anyway, here are four of the largest shopping malls in the world, at least my favorites, or the ones that caught my eyes.
OK, stop talking, here they are.
1) West Edmonton Mall, Alberta, Canada
Yes, I’ve cited that, and here it is. With more than 800 shops, attractions and services, the WDM was until 2004 the largest in the world. Numbers are impressive. It receives more than 90.000 visitors per day, and more than 32 million every year.
2 – Golden Resources Mall – Beijing – China
This isn’t the largest Mall in China, it’s the second one in the list. But the N°1, the South China Mall it’s largely vacant and it’s on its way to become a Dead Mall, I thought this could be more representative. It hosts more than 1.000 shops and services (1.000?? The largest shopping mall in my hometown has 40 shops).
3 – SM Megamall – Manila – Philippines
The parking lot has the impressive capacity of 4 millions cars. That’s enough to say about this HUGE THING.
4 – Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Last but not the Least. This incredible building, opened in 1992, receives more than 40 million visitors every year and includes a large indoor amusement park, Nickelodeon Universe. Not bad MoA.
P.S. MoA’s and West Edmonton Mall’s owner is the same. I can’t guess the annual income (and taxes too).