Nampo-dong is a central commercial and shopping area in Busan, South
Nampo-dong is in Jung District ("Central District") in the
southern center of the city, bordering the city river on the north
side. Served by two bridges connecting
Yeongdo District to the south,
Nampo-dong is also accessible by Nampo Station subway. The area mainly
consists of a long north-to-south street with a large walking area
with shops, cafes, restaurants, and statues or other seasonal or
permanent exhibits. Side streets also have numerous camera shops,
and heading south the streets turn into Kangtong Market ("Tin-can
Market") and Gukje Market, with foreign goods and street food, as well
as Jagalchi Market, with fresh seafood for sale or dining as the
streets approach the harbor. On the north end of
Nampo-dong is the new
Lotte Department Store. On the west side a narrow elevator leads up to
Yongdusan Park with its tower. Nampo Station also has an extensive
series of underground shops.
Nampo-dong tends to attract a cosmopolitan crowd of Japanese tourists,
Russians, and westerners. As the area has restricted car access and is
in a choke-point between the two halves of the city and Yeongdo Island
to the south, parking is a continuing difficulty, though the area is
easily walkable and reachable by bus or subway.
^ "NAMPO AREA (including Jagalchi, Songdo Beach & Taejongdae)".
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