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Tourism in Turkey – an European and Asian Interference

Turkey – a country of cosmopolitan life and tradition, a place where you can enjoy very special moments, where local customs intermingle with touristic air, where the Turkish people welcome its guests in a unique way, and what’s more, a relatively small country on two continents, mystery, colours, taste, smells, oriental spirit, all mix in Turkey. Let alone the fact that history let its footprints on the archaeological sightseeing. To cut it short, Turkey is the land which deserves to be visited, you know, it’s among the best places you must see before you die!
Weather, geographical display, with beaches, mountains, valleys, rivers, all will make your next holiday a definetly unforgettable moment. Climate is always friendly here – some say, “bad weather weather never finds its place in Turkey”. If you are in search of a country resembling Turkey, well this will be almost impossible because historical influences, such as romanic, byzanthune or ottoman are a very rare thing anywhere else in the world.
The European and the Asian sides are delimited by the Istanbul Bogazi (Bosphorus), the Sea of Marmara and Dardanelles. If you are in search of very tasty food, then Turkey is the right place for you! It is counted as the third greatest cuisine in the world. And in addition, the warm welcome from the turkish people will make your heart feel very delighted.
Moreover, customs and traditions are like religion here, so try obeying it as much as possible. Respect is one of the fundamental beliefs of the turkish people.

Top 10 World’s Largest Malls

There are very shopping centers across the world, some more catching than others and that led to a clear top of the biggest 10 malls in the world. Contrary to expectations, the biggest shopping centers are situated in Asia, this is because land is cheap and labor costs are low, so areas like Dubai, China, and the Philippines are the most often encountered developers of such projects. Among the malls due to open, The Dubai Mall in the United Arab Emirates, will be a mini metropolis with 1,200 stores, a 22-screen movie theater and a five star hotel. Asia has seven of the largest malls in the world, six of which being built since 2004. So, the shopping space amounts to 27 million square feet.
10. South China Mall in Dongguan, China
Opened in 2005
Area: 6.5 million square-feet
In the Chinese mall arms race, this facility opened a year after the Golden mall hosts wind milss and theme parks and a replica of the Arc de Triomphe.

10. South China Mall, Dongguan, China
10. South China Mall, Dongguan, China

9. Golden Resources Shopping Mall in Beijing, China
Opened in 2004
Area: 7.3 million square feet
There are around 1,000 stores, that sell many famous global brands like Nike and DKNY. The real estate project also contains new apartments and offices, surrounding the mall.
9. Golden Resources Mall, Beijing
9. Golden Resources Mall, Beijing

8. Central World in Bangkok
Opened in 2006
Area: 800,000-square-metre
There used to be a very large shopping complex at Rajaprasong Intersection called World Trade Center.
8. Central World Plaza, Bangkok
8. Central World Plaza, Bangkok


7. The SM Mall of Asia, Philippines
Opened in 2006
Area: 407,101 square metres
The mall’s main attractions are the first ever IMAX theatre in the country and the first Olympic-size (61 by 30 metres) ice skating rink.
7. The SM Mall of Asia
7. The SM Mall of Asia

6. Dream Mall in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Opened in: 2007
Area: 400,001 square metres
It is the second largest in Southeast Asia after the Mall of Asia in Manila, the Philippines.
6. Dream Mall, Kaohsiung
6. Dream Mall, Kaohsiung

5. West Edmonton Mall, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Opened in: 1981
Area: 350,000 square metres
The shopping centre has more than 800 stores and a 20,000 places parking. It hosts an amusement park which was originally called Fantasyland.
5. West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
5. West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

4. Cevahir Shopping Centre, Istambul, Turkey
Opened in: 2005
Area: 348,000 square metres
Cevahir Mall is the largest shopping centre in Europe, and the seventh largest in the world. The project was fiest designed by American architects Minoru Yamasaki & Associates.

4. Cevahir Shopping Centre, Istambul
4. Cevahir Shopping Centre, Istambul

3. SM City North EDSA, Philippines
Opened in: 2007
Area: 331,861 square metres
This is the first major shopping complex established by Henry Sy and his company SM Prime Holdings, the largest retail corporation in the country.
3. SM City North EDSA, Manila, Philippines
3. SM City North EDSA, Manila, Philippines

2. SM Megamall, Metro Manila district, Philippines
Opened in: 1991
Area: 331,679 square metres
The shopping center has one of the first ice skating rinks in the country.
2. SM Megamall, Philippines
2. SM Megamall, Philippines

1. Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur Shopping Mall
Opened in: 2003
Area: 700,000 square metre
At the moment, the mall has more than 1000 shops, 1200 luxury service suits, 65 food outlets and many attractions, among which osmo’s World and Malaysia’s first-ever IMAX 2D & 3D theatre.
1. Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur Shopping Mall
1. Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur Shopping Mall

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