Tourist information and destination rating
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Address: Jin'ao Rd, Dongguan, Guangdong, China
, Official WWW website: www.southchinamall.com.cn
The New South China Mall is the largest shopping centre of the world. It is located in China
, near the city Dongguan with 10 million inhabitants. The total area of the mall is almost 600,000 m2. For better imagination, it is an area of approximately 120 football fields. The project was launched in 2005 with an estimated capacity of 2,400 shops. Unfortunately, more than 99 % of the retail space is still empty, as there are not enough enough buyers to make it an attractive place for business.
The New South China Mall has an interesting interior architecture. It is divided into 7 shopping areas. They are divided thematically according the world regions (not according the continents) : Amsterdam, California, Venice, Rome, Egypt, Paris and the Caribbean. In each zone, thematically selected stores should be opened, like in a shopping mall in Dubai
. For example, in the section focusing on Paris
, we can see a 25 m high replica of the Arc de Triomphe
The New South China Mall naturally offers entertainment: there is a large go-kart track and a 600 m long roller coaster, which partly runs outside the building.
Information and Facts
Number of shops in the shopping centre: 47
Last update: Oct 19, 2012 7:40:02 PM