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This impressive memorial to the Boxing Day Tsunami indicates the height of the water level experienced when the Tsunami hit. It is very thought provoking and a lovely gesture to remember all those people that lost their lives in this terrible event, well worth the...More
Our visit was a very emotional one. Such a fitting memorial to the thousands who died in the Boxing day Tsunami. Hard to imagine the water being as high as the top of the memorial. Some of the photos are very graphic so be prepared.
We came across this on our walk to the turtle hatchery.
The statue is apparently the height of the wave that hit the town during the 2004 tsunami.
There’s a hut near the turn off that has a load of images and information - a...More
Just over the road from the official memorial for the train passenger victims is an 18-m tall Buddha statue. Built to visualise the height of the second devastating wave. There is a small hut as you arrive and this is filled with photos of the...More
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