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“Brings back horrible memories ”

International Tsunami Museum
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Full-day Khao Sok National Park and Canoe...
Ranked #34 of 53 things to do in Khao Lak
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I went here on my own today as my wife didn't wish to be reminded of the horrifying disaster.

The main museum is on the right as you enter the memorial park. It's 300 baht to enter with the money going towards staffing, general upkeep and hopefully for victims.
There's another hut type set-up behind the police boat. Be warned, the photos they have here are more graphic than in the actual museum.

Upstairs in the museum they have a video which tells some of the survivors stories. To say the stories are heart breaking would be an understatement. So very sad.

I remember watching the disaster taking place on the television at home in the U.K.
It brought back the memories of that day. I can't begin to imagine what it must've been like to have actually been caught up in it.

Thank Dterry182
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Interesting and heartbreaking. The tour guide told us that the items sold here used to be for the victims, who are now housed and with jobs so he is unsure who the money goes to. The items are nice and not overpriced so we did not mind.

Thank angharad m
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely to read and see the boat where it landed after being washed up, it’s been left exactly where it ended up. Turtles sanctuary very good to look at too

Thank mandieswarbrick
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Not a "rave" review but I am not going to knock it.
Kids will be bored quickly but if you want to learn about the tragedy and are will to take the time then you will find it enlightening. Plus you will get a scale of the disaster that happened to the destination you have chosen to stay in. Would I go again - no. But glad I went.

Thank Fobeye
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

I visited the Tsunami memorial whilst staying in KhaoLak, I watch the videos and some sad story's , well worth a visit if staying my word what an experience. The Police boat that is the centre of attraction was forced 2km from where it was during the Tsunami to where it is today, a harrowing reminder of that Boxing Day catastrophe in 2004.

Thank Mick B
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