Although one might think that this mall lends its name from the famed commercial intersection of Manhattan, Times Square Mall has a unique and historic story of its own. Originally the site of Kyungsung Textile Company’s Yeongdeungpo factory (much of it destroyed by Japanese colonization and the Korean War), this ultra modern mall was named Times Square to coexist in harmony with its previous owners. Opening its doors on September 16th, 2009, it is currently one of the largest malls in Seoul. The main Atrium on the first floor is even claimed to be the largest in Asia, with 2 bridges and a large central event space in the middle. Every month, the atrium offers new cultural events with previous events including musical performances by top K-pop stars, magic shows, experience zones, special markets and the annual New Year’s Times Square Countdown. With Shinsegae Department Store, Kyobo Book Store, CGV, E-Mart, Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, the largest Kolon Sporex in Seoul, literally topped with rooftop gardens, Times Square Mall is a great place spend a whole day.