BIFF Square BIFF 광장 (Nampo-dong, Busan)
Jagalchi Station (line 1, exit 7). Walk straight passing the 1st road (on your left) and turn left at the 2nd road (Gwangjang-ro) to arrive at BIFF square. 3 mins walk.
TIP: Key attractions at Nampo-dong can be enjoyed in an easy loop walking course starting from:
BIFF Square → Gukje Market Food Street → Gwangbokro Fashion Street → Yongdusan Park → Lotte Department Store (Gwangbok Branch) → Jagalchi Market + Open-air fish market.
BIFF Square is the main venue of the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) and the movie district was named 'BIFF square' in August 1996.
The stage installed at the end of the extending alley between Daeyeong Cinema and MEGABOX Busan Theater is where diverse events are held during the Busan International Film Festival. Hand prints of well-known actors and actresses also add an interesting charm to BIFF Square.
To the street food lovers, BIFF Square is a well-known food paradise. One of the most popular specialities at BIFF Square, often seen in Korean TV shows (including Running Man) and Asian travel/food TV shows is Ssiat Hotteok (Korean sweet pancake stuffed with seeds). Long lines of customers queued at the popular stalls visited by celebrities. This yummy Ssiat Hotteok is a must-try in Busan!
Popular Attractions in Nampo-dong
There several attractions between Jagalchi Station (line 1) and Nampo Station (line 1) in Nampo-dong that are within easy walking distance to each other.
Where to Stay in Nampo-dong & Nearby Attractions
If you are staying a few days in Busan and would be visiting most tourist attractions, you can consider to stay a few nights in Nampo-dong (Central Busan) before moving to East Busan (for Haeundae, Cheongsapo, Gijang).
Nampo-dong is serviced by 2 popular subway stations, Nampo Station and Jagalchi Station on Line 1. These stations are only 2-3 subway stops away from Busan Station and 8-9 stops away to Seomyeon Station on the same line.
💡It generally takes about an 1hr on subway from Haeundae Station to Jagalchi/Nampo Station with 1 line transfer.
Besides getting to Nampo's attractions easily, Nampo is a good base for public buses to Songdo Beach, Busan Air Cruise, Songdo Yonggung Suspension Bridge, Huinnyeoul Culture Village, Jeoryeong Coastal Trail, Gamcheon Culture Village and Taejongdae Resort Park. Several Busan day tours offer pick up from Nampo as well.
a) Hotel Foret Premier Nampo (★★★ 8.5 Review Rating)
There are quite a number of affordable accommodation options in Nampodong near the 2 subway stations. Here are KoreaToDo's recommended hotel picks based on their popularity, unique offerings and walking distance to Jagalchi Station or Nampo Station.
Hotel Foret Premier Nampo is conveniently located along the main road, Gudeok-ro, 3 mins walk from exit 7 of Jagalchi Station and about 60m to BIFF Square.
b) Stanford Inn Busan (★★★ 8.7 Review Rating)
Stanford Inn Busan is located across the road from Hotel Foret Premier Nampo, 3 mins walk from exit 10 of Jagalchi Station. All rooms are fitted with bathtubs.
c) LaValse Hotel (★★★★ 8.1 Review Rating)
If you appreciate hotel room with a view, then you must not miss out Lavalse Hotel, particularly its Corner Room. Most rooms at LaValse Hotel enjoy fantastic ocean view and bridge view (Namhangdaegyo, Yeongdodaegyo, Busandaegyo and/or Busanhangdaegyo). It is located about 10 mins walk from exit 8 of Nampo Station along the side of Lotte Department Store (Gwangbok Branch) and across the scenic Yeongdo Bridge.
d) Island Hotel Busan (★★★★ 8.5 Review Rating)
Island Hotel Busan is located just across Yeongdo Bridge as well, 6 mins walk from exit 8 of Nampo Station. The hotel offers great view of Busan Port and Nampo-dong cityscape.
Map of Getting to BIFF Square & Attractions in Nampo-dong
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