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I went there with my 3 year old daughter, there are just photos, nothing else to see but it touched my heart deeply. There is a part where shows dead bodies and stuff, no worries, they covered by curtains and they will ask before, if...More
We first visited the tsunami museum and then stopped to see this beautiful, gigantic statue. It’s very impressive, especially when you keep in mind that the height of the statue matches the height of the highest wave of the 2004 tsunami.
The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was one of the most tragic events in the region in the past century. The memorial at Hikkaduwa is a tasteful reminder of the tragic loss of life in the area and beyond. Interestingly, the Buddha statue is designed to...More
We visited here whilst walking back from the Turtle Hatchery (also reviewed).
The statue is very prominent and there is a small booth nearby where they explain (in horrific detail) of the Tsunami. The town is clearly still suffering from the losses and there are...More
Although this is a statue and a small hut with quite graphic photos of the deviation of the tsunami. It was very moving to see the power of the sea and the carnage it can cause. A photo stop, with donation and blessing.