International Tsunami Museum, Khao Lak

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Specialty Museum · Museum
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. To visit International Tsunami Museum on your holiday in Khao Lak, and find out what else Khao Lak has to offer, use our Khao Lak.
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  • Very interesting to see the boat that was washed up so far in land from the tsunami. You can see the memorial statue between the farang bakery and miss miracle salon. Khao Laks only real landmark so.....  more »
  • Drove all the way to find this as it said "international museum" but really run down and there was nothing there ! just an old boat and some information posters. There was no one around and it...  more »
  • 300b is way to steep for a musum so just looking outside at the boat was enough. Not all tourists are rich!  more »
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  • We were at a similar memorial on Sri Lanka. Basically, it is the same. I feel for the people who have lost someone, their homes, and the misery they went through. I’m not sure though, if this is the best way to make tourists aware of this disaster. The entire thing didn’t feel exactly right, but somehow, you do have to visit when you’re there. If you come here in the evening, the boat is not lighted. So, you don’t really see it that well. The boat was carried by the waves from the water all the way to its current position on the land. Quite a distance.
  • Was a very nice and upsetting place to visit and just see how devastating natural disasters are
  • Nothing you've haven't seen before on tv.
  • Very good places, built in the memory of people who died in 2004 tsunami.
  • Not really an official museum there, but still worth a visit.

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