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Community Tsunami Museum, Hikkaduwa

(4.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Hikkaduwa tourist route planner to arrange your visit to Community Tsunami Museum and other attractions in Hikkaduwa.
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  • I felt that I should go and visit this place. Only 6km form my hotel. I was guided by the lady who looks after the place. She is a survivor and lost three relatives in the disaster. The place is well ...  more »
  • With goose bumps you walk through this museum. The museum is actually only from many photos of after the tsunami and information on tsunamis. But then again, unreal that this ever take place on such a beautiful place!
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  • I visited are just photos and some remnants of what was the disaster that has shocked this population Council to see it but you must be strong stomach.
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