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International Tsunami Museum, Khao Lak
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Visit International Tsunami Museum, dedicated to showing and preserving for subsequent generations the tragic story of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami that devastated the area. Thousands of lives were lost, businesses ruined, and a great portion of the coastline suffered terrible damage. The museum documents the timeline of events, as well as the post-disaster period, including the ongoing rebuilding process. With information panels and exhibits, the museum tells a desperately sad tale in a simple fashion. Our Khao Lak trip builder makes visiting International Tsunami Museum and other Khao Lak attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Seeing the police patrol boat washed so far inshore really hits you and makes you think about the terrible events of December 26th 2004. It made us realize just how lucky we are when so many lost thei...  more »
  • Near the Biang markets there is a memorial fir the tsunami that hit Kho Lak. There is a patrol boat they have left where it landed - 2 km off shore. It was interesting to see but not a lot there. Ther...  more »
  • Although not really a "museum", it does offer timely reminders of the devastation that hit this part of the world back in 2004. The downstairs section shows lots of images from the event, as well as b...  more »
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  • We didn't go into the museum but we went to see the 0813 boat and the things around. Very impressive and to see how everything is rebuild again; respect to the people of Thailand - Khao Lak. Worth a Visit, if not a "must see" if you are in Khao Lak.
  • Good to see that people still remember.
  • Who is in Khao Lak should commemorate briefly the history of the tsunami. The memorials themselves could be made more interesting.
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  • The route appears unfortunately wrong. It ends in a cul-de-sac. We have found the Memorial but with earth or Satelitenansicht. Would have been much shorter
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  • Rather disappointing. The boat is not in the original state of the accident, has been restored and painted. Us have a neglected plant - expected more. The Museum a few meters further is the 100 baht for adults worth, "great" images, presentations, and impressions of the accident. There is a really different in the belly...
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