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Haenyeo Museum, Jeju

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Haenyeo Museum gives a fascinating introduction to the culture of the region's hard-working female free-divers, otherwise known as Haenyeo. Literally translating as "sea women," the Haenyeo symbolize the Jeju province's semi-matriarchal family structure, and in the 1960s would account for 60% of Jeju'’s fisheries revenue, while 40% of Haenyeo husbands remained unemployed. Explore a recreation of a Haenyeo’s home, and her meals, and inspect displays of preserved diving equipment, including a pair of Haenyeo divers’ goggles and traditional swimsuit. Arrange your visit to Haenyeo Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Jeju using our Jeju online holiday planner .
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  • Haenyeo literally means, 'Women of the Sea' and this museum pays tribute to the historical significance of this dying profession. Solely carried on the backs of women on this island, these incredible ...  more »
  • Year women got haenyeo Museum Festival. At three plants in three athletic shoes oil day West Sea maid Museum festival scene has been very, very many people too. As the Museum Park, well-decorated haenyeo lovers with the wind seemed to be eating air is a simple Bento. Jeju special self-governing province <해녀>is about the care and effort to positively jikyeonagago and was able to see that.</해녀>
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  • I think tickets are very cheap and want to see the history of Jeju Island Divers (100 yen) and pressed again and again to buy tickets in a loud and overbearing attitude from staff entered the building, I was looking around a little bit, I felt bad.
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