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International Tsunami Museum

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Is good to see how bad the Tsunami hits Khao Lak and compare now a rebuilt of this place. Do a donation if you want.

6  Thank Mary L
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 May 2014

This was a stop on our day tour, not one I would have personally stopped at, but was interesting to see how far the boat had travelled inland. definitely a tourist spot to grab some cash, very poor maintenance and no facilities.

3  Thank mynewlifeistravel
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

a horrifically awful tradjedy displayed and remembered gracefuly in a lovely display and stunning setting

Thank Connector11324671346
Reviewed 2 days ago

Please go to the official Museum (building with many flags) and not the fake ones on the way to it!! We should never forget the Tsunami of 2004 and the vast number of lives lost in such a short time. Khao Lak itself lost 5000+...More

Thank Seatroutfisher-1
Reviewed 3 days ago

After learning more about the terrible distaster of 2004 at the museum we were amazed at how seemingly well the area has recovered even if 14 years has passed. I am sure that there are many locals and return visitors still reeling with the devastation...More

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When in khao lak we felt we had to go to the museum. Outside there’s a naval boat 2.5km from the beach brought in by the tsunami. When you’re there you see the videos and pictures of what happened on that Boxing Day . Still...More

Thank Terryandjoe
Reviewed 4 days ago

When we went there, it was just the ship and a small makeshift room at the back of the block selling souviniers and containing photos and facts about the Tsunami. After being told that all proceeds from souviniers go to Tsunami survivors we almost felt...More

1  Thank Wanderlust_Tarrants
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have seen this Tsunami memorial being built from the beginning and everytime we come back to Khao Lak we visit. It is interesting but very moving. You should make sure you also visit the Tsunami museum next to it.

Thank IJ50
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying about 10 minutes walk from here , so we had a couple of walks around. Very thought provoking and some of the photos are distressing. Small but some very interesting facts about Tsunami The usual "souvenir" pieces are for sale , and...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Currently having a makeover but free to walk (at present) around 1 shack on site with information and makes you think and take nothing for granted. There is another 'shop' just before the boat that charges to see a video of the events of 2004...More

Thank catsailor2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a small museum that teaches you a bit about the tsunami, quite interesting although basic and poor quality videos. The entrance helps the locals though so you are doing good by visiting.

Thank SunSeaSharks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting to see how far this boat was carried inland by the Tsunami also very sad to see the photographic evidence of that awful time.

Thank AnnY511
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