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 trip planner .
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  • C is impressive. Hard to imagine despite the images seen in Europe. See also at the entrance to the parking lot of the memorial held by a mother who has lost these children big emotions
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  • "The ship stands impressively amid the * Prairie". It was then already in terms of Museum. Next to it is a cheap hut where tourists can buy junk and a few pictures which are quite cheap printed on plastic tarpaulins. I think you could make more. With few resources, a dignified Memorial would arising to the think and feel with would stimulate. A memorial that would give a dignified remembrance of the dead and the tragedy. So it is nothing for me. Make just a little money with the Givesaways. And where is the Museum please?
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  • I was expecting a lot more In the Museum is soliciting the purchase and donation. The video is very interesting. The police boat should be highlighted more.
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  • This is an important place! BUT...and that's a big BUT: this is more of a "small galleria with a few pictures" rather than a museum. With that, Its 300 bat that goes to donation- so not so bad...
  • Dont go there!!! They earn money with one of the biggest catastrophal in Khao Lak. It is NOT official. You will get in the stores what you get everywhere. Do not!!!@
  • Just needed to go there but a little disappointed. Mainly photos and video footage of event. No information about the police boat had to Google to find facts. The only really good thing is all fees go to the children's charity. I would of given the museum more if my expectations were not so high beforehand. I do recommend going but not for young children they would get bored.
  • Very emosinal place make you understand wat these people went through
  • Just one of the super touristed stops on the death tours that they market about the tragedy. In truly poor taste and badly maintained

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Expect to find apartment and resort-style places to stay in Khao Lak. Beachside options charge relatively steep rates for views of Thailand's west coast and the sea, though you can also find less pricey self-service villas and apartment complexes in several areas along the shore. For budget hostels and hotels, look along Phetkasem Road, the main arterial road in Khao Lak.
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