The World’s Biggest Everything

I received an Email last week from a coworker that I thought you all might enjoy. Visited any of these?

World’s Biggest Indoor Swimming Pool
World Water Park – 5 acres
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

pool

World’s Biggest Office Complex
Chicago Merchandise Mart
Chicago, Illinois , USA

office

World’s Biggest Shopping Mall
South China Mall – 6 floors, 892,000 square meters
Dongguan, China

mall

World’s Widest Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge – 2 decks, totaling 16 lanes of car traffic
Sydney, Australia

bridge

World’s Longest Bridge
Donghai Bridge – 32.5 kilometers
Outside of Shanghai, China

bridge2

World’s Biggest Passenger Ship
MS Freedom of the Seas – 4300 passenger capacity

ship

World’s Biggest Plane
Airbus A380 – 555 passenger capacity

plane

World’s Biggest Bus
Neoplan Jumbocruiser – 2-in-1 bus, double decks, 170 passenger capacity

bus

World’s Highest Statue
Christ the Redeemer Statue
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

statue

World’s Tallest Building
Burj Dubai – 900 meters high
Dubai, U.A.E.

building

World’s Largest Palace
Palace of the Parliament – more than 500 bedrooms, 55 kitchens, 120 sitting rooms
Bucharest, Romania

palace

World’s Biggest Stadium
Maracana Stadium – 199,000 capacity
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

stadium

World’s Costliest Stadium
Wembley Stadium – cost $1.6 billion, 90,000 capacity
London, England

stadium2

World’s Most Complex Interchange
Interstate 10 Highway Interchange
Houston, Texas, USA

interchange

World’s Biggest Excavator
Built by KRUPP of Germany – 45,500 tons, 95 meters high, 215 meters long

excavator

World’s Largest Mosque
Shah Feisal Mosque – inside hall capacity of 35,000, outside overflow capacity of 150,000
Islamabad, Pakistan

mosque

World’s Biggest Hotel
MGM Grand Hotel – 6,276 rooms
Las Vegas, Nevada

hotel

World’s Most Expensive Hotel
Burj Al Arab Hotel – only 7-star hotel in the world, cheapest room is $1,000/night, royal suite is $28,000/night
Dubai, U.A.E.

hotel2

World’s Biggest Church Building
Winners’ Chapel – inside seating capacity of 50,000, outside overflow capacity of 250,000
Canaanland, Nigeria (outside of Lagos)

church

World’s Biggest Roman-Catholic Cathedral
Basilica of Our Lady of Peace – area of 30,000 square meters
Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire

cathedral


17 Comments on “The World’s Biggest Everything”

  1. You had a HUGE chance for a joke with the title and you took the high road. I salute you sir.

  2. I certainly hope I get to see them all someday! Until then, I can only say I live in Bucharest, home to the World’s largest palace (and third building in the World in terms of surface, as far as I know). :)

  3. i’m surprised china doesn’t have more. i know they also have the largest skate park in the world. plus, i’m from nyc, and we pretend to have everything biggest in the world:), however, i do believe that the post office in manhattan is considered one of the largest in the world.
    love the post, it’s like the world wonders:)
    The Travel Expert(a) and an Expat with a Twist

  4. Graham says:

    I haven’t been to any of these yet, but I’m definitely adding the longest bridge and the largest mall to my list of things to see while I’m in China. Thanks for the heads up!

    • Alan says:

      @Graham Let me know when you visit the longest bridge and largest mall! Guest post?
      @marina Thanks for the comment Marina – like your blog a lot.
      @Adrian When I was in Bucharest last summer, the palace was too busy for a tour! SO BIG.

  5. M. Chazin says:

    JEEEEEZUS. That tallest one just dwarfs everything around it, that bridge is long as HELL, and you know what else. WHO THE FUCK BUILDS A HOTEL ON AN ISLAND? I bet it didn’t even exist before that hotel.

  6. I only visited the place a long time ago, but yeah, I know those really long queues. That’s because from time to time, there’s no entry fee. And apparently, nostalgic old folks like freebies at the palace. :)

  7. Kyle Smith says:

    The Burj al Arab Hotel looks like it’s about to blast off into space.

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  9. Nabeel says:

    Wow that’s a great collection. I’ve visited Shah Faisal mosque for many times as it is in my country. Pakistan also have World biggest Salt mine.

  10. Dave and Deb says:

    OK, I haven’t been to any of these, I definitely have to get out more!

  11. milly says:

    I love the largest pool, I dream of the Dubai hotel on a daily basis, cant quite stretch to 1000 a night :-( I hope that includes my breakfast and cup of tea

  12. Alan says:

    @milly: I sure hope it does!

  13. emmanuelagbakoba says:

    i wiii some day sleep in that world’s most expensive hotel,by the grace of GOD.AMEN

  14. mohit says:

    if the god will… my dream is to go all these places one day .

  15. Daniel says:

    Am proud that something good is mentioned here about my country Nigeria-the biggest church building in the world.

  16. ROMMEL MADERAL says:

    Muy bien !


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