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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. By using our Jeju vacation generator, you can arrange your visit to Haenyeo Museum and other attractions in Jeju.
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  • I enjoyed visiting that museum. It gave me a better idea of how the haenyeo used to live and keep on living up until now. Nice little museum. The town in which it is is absolutely delightful as well.  more »
  • TV only saw the vague sea various information and history for the ladies and co Museum. I want to preserve the unique culture of haenyeo, Jeju-do, to keep in mind. A wide variety of small buildings on the grounds, exhibits, children's Museum location. Children got to know more about the sea maid. You can see the blue of the sea front of the Observatory. Souvenirs is a little good. More product development is required.
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  • The Museum beautifully presents all aspects of the life of the Haenyeo, these famous divers fisherwomen of unique to the island of Jeju shells. Many explanations are translated into English, including the video presented at the auditorium. We had an exciting time in all points of view.
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