Community Tsunami Museum, Hikkaduwa

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Take an emotional journey through the history of the 2004 tsunami at Community Tsunami Museum. This museum educates communities about the dangers of tsunamis, while commemorating the 2004 tragedy that claimed so many lives. The tour starts with geological explanations, describing how tsunamis occur, how they are measured, and what warning systems can do to minimize the damage when one does strike. You'll continue on to see photographs of the area after the tsunami, giving you a sense of how the disaster affected Sri Lanka, and how people banded together to repair the damage across the island. Read the stories of people who survived and get a sense of the true horrors of this tragedy. Plan your visit to Community Tsunami Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Hikkaduwa trip itinerary planner .
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  • The museum has two sections - one explaining where tsunamis come from, the other one showing the damage from the 2004 tsunami. While we all have seen similar pictures on the internet and tv, you gain ...  more »
  • This is a very sad place. All are authentic fotogragie without any enclosed places, so you can see the horror really as it was, I was horrified to see such misfortune, sadly even at such a moment You just to annoy the local you gave them money, well you can just earn on everything. ...
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  • The Museum has lots of pictures of Tsunami 2004 and very informative too. some pictures are very disturbing and not suitable for kids and light hearted people and they have taken good care of it too  more »
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  • Don't rush trough it like an idiot but take 30 minutes and read all the text and look at each picture. Then its a fascinating place to go.
  • Our family visited the museum and the Peraliya Buddha. Good tour about the cause of the tsunami and the impact. It's a small museum but very worthwhile a visit.
  • Small but worth a visit if your nearby. Friendly and informative staff.
  • Hmmm.. not bad..
  • Getting an effort to contemplate what happened

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