The Branch Wall-fortress in Busanjin (also known as Jaseongdae) is
located at Beomil-dong, Dong-gu,
Busan Metropolitan City, the Republic
of Korea. The existing wall-fortress remains were constructed by the
Japanese military during the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598).
There are two assertions on the name of Jaseong (Subordinate Castle).
One is that the wall-fortress on the current Mt. Jeungsan,
Jwacheon-dong is the mother castle and accordingly called Jaseong. The
other is that Jaseong was constructed on the mountain top as the
Busanjinjiseong Fortress was also called Mangongdae in memory of
Ming Dynasty General Wan Shide who stayed at Jaseongdae to reinforce
the Korean soldiers defending against the Japanese invasion of Korea.
The wall-fortress was repaired after General Wan Shide returned home.
It was used as Gyeongsangjwado Headquarters which later moved into its
present location in Suyeong. It was also used as the Busanjin Naval
Headquarters. The wall-fortress was removed by the Japanese during
their forced occupation. Around this time the sea encircling
Jaseongdae was filled with land, reducing Jaseongdae to a smaller
site, however it was later repaired.
Coordinates: 35°08′10″N 129°03′40″E / 35.13611°N
129.06111°E / 3