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good place to visit

very beautiful place. nice view. we went to this place when we do the tour with berlin tours... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
jason s
Good idea to go there, unforgettable memories

I went there with my 3 year old daughter, there are just photos, nothing else to see but it touched... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago

very beautiful place. nice view. we went to this place when we do the tour with berlin tours hikkaduwa.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

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

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Over 40,000 died on 26/12/04 and another 4,500 unaccounted for after the tsunami. World’s biggest railway disaster with 1,700 dead also caused by the same..... Worth a visit and quiet reflection.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Very emotional and raw experience. The photos in the museum are very graphic, The man in the museum was very informative and even gave us a blessing as we left

Thank LizzWilly01
Reviewed 8 June 2018

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.

Thank PJSouth575
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Stopped here after going to the Tsunami museum,( where the real information is). This is a nice place to stop at, but that is about it really. Click and go I'm afraid.

Thank anhonestjoe
Reviewed 24 April 2018

This makes you realise how high the wave was....I didnt now it was so high.. Very intresting to see.

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Tin B
4 April 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
4 April 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
28 November 2015|
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Response from Laddu85 |
Hi, It's around 80-60 feet. Nearly around 20 meters high
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