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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  • We had two hours here .. fascinating and sad. We leant a lot and didn't really realise the scale of the tsunami and the impact it had.  more »
  • There would be so much better to do... one of the satisfactions is the admission money goes has a foundation helping children.
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  • Basic but well with a trip and to hear stories of people who were there. The Police boat memorial was thought provoking.  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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