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Tsunami Honganji Vihara

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Amazing but upsetting

I had visited before but not walked into museum. My friend was too upset on hearing about all the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jim H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Enroute stopover and tranquil place

It was a quick stopover enroute from Madu River to Galle , and the place is peaceful and tranquil... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 77 647 6362
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I had visited before but not walked into museum. My friend was too upset on hearing about all the fatalities to go in to museum

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Buddha statue is designed to be the height of the tsunami wave that came ashore. The statue is really impressing.

Thank Suresha_Posavalike
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a quick stopover enroute from Madu River to Galle , and the place is peaceful and tranquil in memory of the Tsunami event

Thank MN8888
Reviewed 10 October 2018

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

1  Thank Pioneer749954
Reviewed 6 October 2018

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.

Thank LikeTraveler
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

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

Thank richardwilson1984
Reviewed 26 September 2018

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

Thank Becki C
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Great Statue of Buddhist religious Leader, Donated by japan, as a remembrance of Tsunami, situated Galle road, in the middle of hikkaduwa and Ambalangoda

Thank Harshana J
Reviewed 5 September 2018 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 28 August 2018

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

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Tin B
4 April 2017|
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Response from vincentb377 | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee to enter the temple area. they welcome donations and offerings similar to any Buddhist Temple.
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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28 November 2015|
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Response from Laddu85 |
Hi, It's around 80-60 feet. Nearly around 20 meters high