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Tsunami Honganji Vihara

Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 77 647 6362
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Very Moving and Respectful to those that perished.

The photographic exhibition is explicit but provides absolute reality as to the horror the many... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Barry T
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Brisbane, Australia
So sad

Just standing there where so many people died or were injured. You realise there was just no where... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
surfers29
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Gold Coast
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Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
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"beautiful memorial"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The photographic exhibition is explicit but provides absolute reality as to the horror the many lost souls encountered on that fateful Boxing Day. The memorial itself is the same height as the water that crossed the coastline and just standing there now that everything is...More

Thank Barry T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just standing there where so many people died or were injured. You realise there was just no where to escape. Hopefully it will never happen again.

Thank surfers29
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The stories of the people affected by the tsunami are extremely well detailed here. The staff are sensitive to the plight of those affected and are still struggling to survive the horrific event. The work they continue to do is amazing and commendable.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you visit the tsunami museum you can stop nearby also for a photo with this huge statue of Buddha, donated by the Japanese government. Yes, seems huge, but the high of the statue is similar with the one that the second wave of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful statute looking out to sea and when you realise that this was the height of the 2nd wave out of the 4 waves that came in from that tsunami 26.12.2004 you realise the sheer horror of what happened. The railway line is just...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In memory of Tsunami victims this is built to the height of the waves that reached this place during Tsunami.

Thank Shibu Z T T
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

We thought this could be an addtional source of information about the specific impact of the 2004 Tsumani here. It turned out to be what the name says: an education centre where you get the kind of information that many have already received in a...More

Thank EuropeanDiversity
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

After visiting the stone memorial across the road we stopped here to look at this beautiful statue and visit the small museum next door. Generously donated by the Chinese this statue represents the height of the 2nd wave that caused so much destruction in many...More

Thank Kep70
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

In memory of the victims of Tsunami this was erected. It is a massive and beautiful structure. Can be visited to know the history. The drive to the place is nice.

Thank nikkita g
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Passed this amazing statue on the way to Hikkaduwa beach,it’s huge worth stopping for a photo. On the opposite side of the road there is also a memorial to people who lost their lives.

Thank KPM1937
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Tin B
April 4, 2017|
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Response from Vincent B | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee to enter the temple area. they welcome donations and offerings similar to any Buddhist Temple.
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Tin B
April 4, 2017|
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Response from Gastronaut111 | Reviewed this property |
No fee, it is on an open space. They only ask politely for a donation but you arent oblige to give anything.
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Vinayibhasin
November 28, 2015|
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Response from Laddu85 |
Hi, It's around 80-60 feet. Nearly around 20 meters high
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