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Community Tsunami Museum, Hikkaduwa
(4.6/5 based on 170+ 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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  • Well worth a visit to this simple yet poignant collection. The photos and stories made us all reflect on what must have been an utterly terrifying time for anyone caught up in the tsunami. 
  • Not what we were expecting, but even better for it. The exhibition is really well put together, the photos are hard hitting but communicate the devastation caused by the tsunami. The stories are heart...  more »
  • mind what happened there and not only there, we have it visited ... the images that we have seen on tv very, but here you stand at the place where it happened, and this hits you, especially if Mrs her story makes, this is huge emotionally ... well then you're still quietly on the bus that brings us back.
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