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Very humbling and makes you realise how strong the local people are having endured such a tragedy. You need at least 2 hours to sit through the presentation, but once you start watching it is hard to stop.
Please go to the official Museum (building with many flags) and not the fake ones on the way to it!!
We should never forget the Tsunami of 2004 and the vast number of lives lost in such a short time. Khao Lak itself lost 5000+...More
After learning more about the terrible distaster of 2004 at the museum we were amazed at how seemingly well the area has recovered even if 14 years has passed. I am sure that there are many locals and return visitors still reeling with the devastation...More
When in khao lak we felt we had to go to the museum. Outside there’s a naval boat 2.5km from the beach brought in by the tsunami.
When you’re there you see the videos and pictures of what happened on that Boxing Day .
When we went there, it was just the ship and a small makeshift room at the back of the block selling souviniers and containing photos and facts about the Tsunami. After being told that all proceeds from souviniers go to Tsunami survivors we almost felt...More
We have seen this Tsunami memorial being built from the beginning and everytime we come back to Khao Lak we visit. It is interesting but very moving. You should make sure you also visit the Tsunami museum next to it.
We were staying about 10 minutes walk from here , so we had a couple of walks around. Very thought provoking and some of the photos are distressing.
Small but some very interesting facts about Tsunami
The usual "souvenir" pieces are for sale , and...More
Currently having a makeover but free to walk (at present) around 1 shack on site with information and makes you think and take nothing for granted.
There is another 'shop' just before the boat that charges to see a video of the events of 2004...More