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Tsunami Honganji Vihara

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The statue is really impressing. You should definitively stop to have a look at it. It's better to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mirallie
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Definitely worth it !!!

It is basically a Buddhist statue funded by the Japanese government. what makes it so special is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Charbel C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The statue is really impressing. You should definitively stop to have a look at it. It's better to cover your shoulders when you enter the monument.

Thank mirallie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is basically a Buddhist statue funded by the Japanese government. what makes it so special is that it has the exact length of the second wave of the tsunami which is the highest one. You will feel the majesty of the tsunami once you...More

Thank Charbel C
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 12 August 2018 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 11 August 2018 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.

Thank Laura0322
Reviewed 10 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

Thank welshmanadventures
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.

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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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