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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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  • The Museum, which is located in the northeastern part of the island of Jeju, tells about the history, activities and lifestyle nyrâl′ŝic haenyo. This is the legend of the island, "mother sea". How haenyo dived, how they dressed, how mined and butchered seafood, as well as on the hierarchy within the clan, about learning skills you can learn in the Museum. There is a children's room where children tell all in pictures and where you can jump, ride with slides and swings.
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  • Since i live just around the corner i decided to go there. Until 24Years it's only 500 won, and i would say it was worth it. I saw a documentary about female divers on Jeju Island (in English) and the...  read more »
  • AMA culture has by now learned that only Japan and Korea. It was said that important to Korea, claiming a world heritage site.
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