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  • Feb 16, 2010
@Devora suggested I make a list of largest of things in the world. So here it is. Essentially, a list of largest architecture in the world. The list is in alphabetical order. Other than #2 & #7, I've visited all on this list.
1
Angkor Wat
Largest Religious Site as well as Largest Hindu Temple in the World. (1,000,000 m²)
See the full review, "The Largest Hindu Temple in The World".
2
Belz Great Synagogue
Largest Synagogue in the world.
3
Borobudur
Largest Buddhist Monument in the World.
See the full review, "The Largest Buddhist Monument in the World".
4
The Boeing Company
Largest Usable Space in the World. (398,000 m² (4.3 million sq ft))
5
Dubai International Airport
It's Terminal 3 commands the Largest Floor Space in the World. (1,500,000 m² (16.1 million sq ft))
6
Forbidden City
Largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world. Also Largest Chinese Imperial Palace.
See the full review, "Once forbidden to us mortals".
7
Istana Nurul Iman Palace
Largest residential palace in the world. (2,152,782 square feet (200,000.0 m2)). Home of Sultan of Brunei.

According to International Business Times:"It contains 1788 rooms, 257 bathrooms, & a floor area of 2,152,782 square feet. Amenities include 5 swimming pools, and an air conditioned stable for the Sultan's polo ponies, a 110-car garage, a banquet hall that can be expanded to accommodate up to 4000 guests, and a mosque accommodating 1500 people.

The palace was built in 1984 at a cost of around $1.4 billion USD and has 564 chandeliers, 51000 light bulbs, 44 stairwells, and 18 elevators. It is also a home to a car collection that includes custom-made Ferraris and Bentleys as well as 165 Rolls-Royces."

That's some kind of home!!!
8
Largest Church Building in the world. (20,139 m² (interior 15,160))
9
Todai-ji (Great Buddha Hall) 東大寺
Largest Wooden Building in the World. (2,850 m² (30,660 sq feet))
10
The Venetian
Largest hotel in the world with 7117 room.
11
Windsor Castle
Largest inhabited castle in the world. (484,000 square feet (44,965 square metres))
12
Russia
Largest country by size or land area. 17,098,242 sq km (6,601,668 sq miles)
See the full review, "The Biggest Country in the World".
13
China
Largest country in the world by population. 1.33 billion people live in China! That's almost 20% of world's population. In other words, of every 5 person in the world, there is 1 Chinese! Awesome!
See the full review, "As the tiger approaches".
14
Shanghai
Largest city in the world by the no. of people who dwell within the city limits. Total Population? 13.3 million.
See the full review, "Largest City in the World".
15
Nagoya Station
Largest train station in the world by floor area.

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September 21, 2010
I've been inside the Boeing Factory and it was amazing, being inside a building where they were building many Jets. I mean the word Huge does not even cover it.
September 22, 2010
Yes. I did visit Boeing a few years back. Cool, isn't it? Now, it'd be a treat if I could one day make it to the Airbus factory! :-) I wonder if they allow visitors inside.
 
February 17, 2010
Ha, thanks for this larger than life list, Sharrie!  I'm surprised that I've been to six of these.  I had no idea that The Venetian was the world's largest hotel, but I guess it makes sense that international conventions are held there then! :)
 
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I'm a traveler at heart & have been nicknamed Travel Queen by friends & colleagues alike. Traveling has been my life passion for the last decade or so. As we enter a new decade, I'm excited … more
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