Trip Planner: Asia / Sri Lanka / Southern Province / Galle District / Hikkaduwa / Community Tsunami Museum
Take an emotional journey through the history of the 2004 tsunami at Community Tsunami Museum. This museum educates communities about the dangers of tsunamis, while commemorating the 2004 tragedy that claimed so many lives. The tour starts with geological explanations, describing how tsunamis occur, how they are measured, and what warning systems can do to minimize the damage when one does strike. You'll continue on to see photographs of the area after the tsunami, giving you a sense of how the disaster affected Sri Lanka, and how people banded together to repair the damage across the island. Read the stories of people who survived and get a sense of the true horrors of this tragedy. Plan your visit to Community Tsunami Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Hikkaduwa trip itinerary planner.
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A chance to talk to some people who were there. We had no idea what it was like back home. The media could not possibly portray the terror, grief and sadness. more »
worth a visit the man running this should be applauded for his on going determination in making sure the victims are not forgotten more »
Very interesting museum. The lady that was our guide explained everything so clearly. A must see! Its inexpensive and worth the trip
No pictures allowed in the museum. Can get them if internet if interested. They didn't ask us for payment or donation so I donated. Asked to take off shoes which is fine. The owner speaks good English and will give an explanation if you want. They have a wall of people sensitive photos which they leave covered by a sheet unless you request to see. Worth a 15 minute stop for the education aspect. Else can read about it online.
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