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Haenyeo Museum, Jeju
(3.9/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This museum is about the dwindling women divers of Jeju who dive in the sea to collect Agar and shellfish as well as octopus. They are similar to their sisters in Japan and dive without the benefit of...  more »
  • Aspects of women's lives that often are exhibited. In professional AMA was born only in Japan and South Korea, is piled up Japan and South Korea. To qualify to the world heritage site ahead of Japan in Korea seem to work.
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  • The Museum by him is a nice place, very modern, lost in the middle of nowhere, but there is not much to see, it's very big for little. We can dispense with this disappointing visit...
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