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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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  • We visited the museum as part of a tour of the Geographic Society, the tour of the museum is dedicated to a group of brave women, along the Korean history on the island of Jigu, with a very long breathing, without the use of oxygen balloons, and for the purpose of a rubber costume, built from the cold, and a basket designed for the gathering of the fish, It is a woman who is framed by women who are in great shape to stand up to the many hardships that the sea can see for everything and still. The museum exhibits a film that is spoken to English, as well as photographs and sculptures, which meditate on the way of fishing in scuba diving, its entirety after its use, nicotine and its own, the museum is very special, and is devoted entirely to those marvelous women, a world of disappearing.
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  • The musueum is dedicated to the Haenyeo - female divers who traditionally fish for molluscs and octopuses etc. without using oxygen masks. UNESCO has declared the Haenyeo part of humankind's intangibl...  more »
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