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. 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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  • I must concur with most of the low rating reviews. This is a complete tourist trap. Hotel staff told me admission is 100 baht but at the door the staff showed a sign dating 300 for adults. Still, I....  more
    I must concur with most of the low rating reviews. This is a complete tourist trap. Hotel staff told me admission is 100 baht but at the door the staff showed a sign dating 300 for adults. Still, I....  more »
  • If you remember the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami you probably would expect more for a memorial center. This is a tourist trap and it is with a heavy heart I say it is quite not worth the 300 THB entry... 
    If you remember the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami you probably would expect more for a memorial center. This is a tourist trap and it is with a heavy heart I say it is quite not worth the 300 THB entry...  more »
  • A very small museum with not much information. You were placed in a sofa where you were instructed to watch a video of the disaster. The information was mostly painted in a ‘catastrophe way’ meaning.....  more
    A very small museum with not much information. You were placed in a sofa where you were instructed to watch a video of the disaster. The information was mostly painted in a ‘catastrophe way’ meaning.....  more »
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  • Great place to visit. Even if it is very simple, visit this place to honor all People died over here is à must to do. To see this boat at 2km from the beach show the strength of the tsunami. In the movie, we see the boat jist before the wave.
  • The museum is under construction at this newly renovated area, but there's a temporary museum across the street. They are charging THB 300 per person which is rather expensive considering the circumstances. There are other outlets just by the side where you can get a small but excruciating reminder about that nightmarish day of December 26 - 2004.
  • Moved, touched and a reminder to appreciate the good things. Love that the fee goes to schooling of children.
  • Very moving reminder of what happened to the people of Khao Lak and much of Asia. The memorial at the Ban Nam Khem Tsunami Memorial Center is at a beautiful spot on the water and also well worth a visit.
  • I wish people were more respectful here. Skateboarding inside the memorial, taking selfies with the boat; this is a place for solemn contemplation yet seemed like just another viewpoint for pictures and an excuse to take your mask off.

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