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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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  • As a scuba diver I was very eager to go to this museum and get to know more about the "Jeju Mermaids". The museums has lots of interesting information about how they live, the risks of their professio...  more »
  • I've heard there are just two countries in the world now with women divers like Jeju. It is historical and a good museum to think about different things you may not really have chance to even imagine ...  more »