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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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  • It's a great place to visit with children, parking is free and children are free for admission, adults, as well as admission ^^
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  • Modern Fnt Small museum about the female free divers at Jeju, provides good information with personal touch where you get insight into how life was and is like Haenyo. Information in English, and also the introductory film goes in English occasionally. And directly outside on the coast you can behold Haenyos work if the tide is right.
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