BIFF Square

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BIFF Square featuring a city as well as a small group of people

One of Busan’s most energetic areas centers on this neighborhood that started a major international film festival. Shop, dine and view celebrity handprints.

BIFF Square is one of Busan’s unique highlights that makes the city popular for international tourism. Starting more than 20 years ago as the home for the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), the area has continued development as a center for Korea’s popular film industry as well as shopping, dining, nightlife and eclectic attractions.

The square is actually a street stretching 1,400 feet (430 meters) from Nampo-dong’s Buyeong Theater to an overpass in Chungmu-dong. Lining the street are numerous theaters as well as shops, eating establishments and other leisure spots. Stroll along the street to see the bright lights and feel the electric energy of Busan’s youthful population.

Shops include Korean boutiques and department stores as well as some global brands. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, walk a few blocks north to the Gukje Market, which carries everything from produce to industrial products.

Eating foods from BIFF Square street vendors is a popular pastime. Try one of the local favorites, tteokbokki, or spicy Korean rice cakes. Follow that snack with a dessert of hotteok, a pancake with a sweet filling.

Gaze down at the sidewalk to see handprints of famous motion picture stars. You will see the expected notable Asian actors and directors, but you can also find Western celebrities. Look for Jeremy Irons, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe and Oliver Stone, among others.

If you want to attend the Busan International Film Festival, come to the city in autumn. Since 2011, much of the festival itself is now held in the Busan Cinema Center in Centum City, a fascinating cantilevered building. However, the area around BIFF Square is still full of lights and action.

To get to BIFF Square, take the Busan Subway to Jagalchi Station in the Nampo-dong, Jung-gu area of the city. The ride will be about 40 minutes from central Busan or an hour from Gimhae International Airport.

Top Hotels Close to BIFF Square

Hotel Foret Premier Nampo
Hotel Foret Premier Nampo
3.5 out of 5
54-1, Gudeok-ro, Jung-gu, Busan
The price is CA $55 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Located in Jung-gu, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Nampodong Street and Gukje Market. Jagalchi Fish Market and Yongdusan Park are also within 2 mi (3 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (977 reviews)
"Very good location, with airport and local bus stops, taxi stand and subway just at the door steps. Plenty of restaurants and shops, night market with local street foods just around the corner."

Reviewed on Dec. 28, 2019

Hotel Foret Premier Nampo
Aventree Hotel Busan
Aventree Hotel Busan
3.5 out of 5
12-1, Changseon-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, (6, Gwangbok-ro 39beon-gil), Busan, Busan
The price is CA $78 per night from Feb 14 to Feb 15
Located in Jung-gu, this hotel is steps from Gwangbok-Dong and Gukje Market. Jagalchi Fish Market and Yongdusan Park are also within 2 mi (3 km). Jangalchi Station ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (992 reviews)
"You can park only one car for a room. There is no coffee in the room. If you are a coffee lover, get your coffee there"

Reviewed on Apr. 3, 2021

Aventree Hotel Busan
Nampo Ocean 2 Heaven Hotel&Spa
Nampo Ocean 2 Heaven Hotel&Spa
2.5 out of 5
21, Jagalchi-ro, Jung-gu, Busan
The price is CA $80 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
Located in Jung-gu, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Nampodong Street and Jagalchi Fish Market. Gukje Market and Yeongdodaegyo Bridge are also within ...
5/5 Exceptional! (12 reviews)
"깔끔한 호텔에서 출장 중 잘 쉬었습니다"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2021

Nampo Ocean 2 Heaven Hotel&Spa
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Best Lodging Options Near BIFF Square

Tower Hill Hotel
Tower Hill Hotel
3.5 out of 5
20, Baeksan-gil, Jung-gu, Busan, Busan
The price is CA $54 per night from Feb 14 to Feb 15
Tower Hill Hotel
Hotel Foret Premier Nampo
Hotel Foret Premier Nampo
3.5 out of 5
54-1, Gudeok-ro, Jung-gu, Busan
The price is CA $55 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Hotel Foret Premier Nampo
Aventree Hotel Busan
Aventree Hotel Busan
3.5 out of 5
12-1, Changseon-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, (6, Gwangbok-ro 39beon-gil), Busan, Busan
The price is CA $78 per night from Feb 14 to Feb 15
Aventree Hotel Busan
Nampo Ocean 2 Heaven Hotel&Spa
Nampo Ocean 2 Heaven Hotel&Spa
2.5 out of 5
21, Jagalchi-ro, Jung-gu, Busan
The price is CA $80 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
Nampo Ocean 2 Heaven Hotel&Spa
Hound Premier Nampo
Hound Premier Nampo
3.5 out of 5
24, Bosu-daero, Jung-gu, Busan, Busan
The price is CA $61 per night from Feb 14 to Feb 15
Hound Premier Nampo
Stanford Inn Busan
Stanford Inn Busan
3.5 out of 5
53, Gudeok-ro, Jung-gu, Busan
The price is CA $57 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Stanford Inn Busan
Lavalse Hotel
Lavalse Hotel
3.5 out of 5
82, Bongnaenaru-ro, Yeongdo-gu, Busan
The price is CA $105 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
Lavalse Hotel
GNB Hotel
GNB Hotel
3.5 out of 5
19, Heukgyo-ro, Jung-gu, Busan
The price is CA $56 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
GNB Hotel
Hotel Noah
Hotel Noah
3 out of 5
3-1, Jagalchi-ro 47beon-gil, Jung-gu, Busan, Busan
Hotel Noah
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.