A shopping mall may not conjure the allure of a historic marketplace (like Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar) or the splendor of an iconic shopping street (Champs-Élysées) — but they have their own appeal, and they’re not all a dime a dozen. 

Many malls are vastly unique with features so over the top, from indoor ski lifts to water parks, that they’re often a main attraction in a destination — like these: