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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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You'll find plenty of accommodations in Jeju, an established tourism destination for mainlanders and foreign visitors. Look in the Nohyeong-Dong district and by the harbor in the city center for the majority of rooms. Across these two areas, you'll find everything from luxury hotels to budget, family-run guesthouses. Guesthouses in rural areas attract backpackers with inexpensive rooms, while rental cottages in the coastal areas remain popular with honeymooners.
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  • Jeju hanyeo, women divers are the very best symbol of Jeju. You can watch them catch sea creatures mostly any place you go in the island. However, this museum is the only and best place you can get th...  more »
  • A very interesting museum dedicated to the women divers in the island that still exsist but that fenomena is on the verge of disappearing. Good show case.  more »
  • Both the museum and the story that it tells are excellent. The women divers are a remarkable group of Jeju people and this museum is a just tribute to them. It is very well organised and set out and w...  more »