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Community Tsunami Museum, Hikkaduwa
(4.6/5 based on 190+ 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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  • the photos are not anything nice to look at, but the tragedy of the disaster became clear. In addition to the graphics in the Museum of the Earth's crust and came to the original.
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  • Very moving indeed and an essential visit to help understand this region. Some of it is quite gut wrenching but the admirable lady who runs it has dedicated herself to creating good from the disaster. 
  • This visit to tsunami Museum was very touching. When you see this, you can really put you into how horrible a tragedy that struck Sri Lanka in 2004. It is free to visit, but nevertheless give a donation. The sweet lady squeezes none to give anything at all.
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