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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. Arrange your visit to Haenyeo Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Jeju using our Jeju online holiday planner.
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  • This was a stop on the East Jeju Island tour. I am so glad it was included because I learned about the Haenyeo divers from (yes, I'll admit it--- K-dramas!) I was fascinated by the history and if... 
    This was a stop on the East Jeju Island tour. I am so glad it was included because I learned about the Haenyeo divers from (yes, I'll admit it--- K-dramas!) I was fascinated by the history and if...  more »
  • It was a good place to know the history of women divers in Korea. For foreigners, it was something new about the Korean culture that we got to know. There was a AV show for 15 minutes followed by... 
    It was a good place to know the history of women divers in Korea. For foreigners, it was something new about the Korean culture that we got to know. There was a AV show for 15 minutes followed by...  more »

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