Tsunami Museum in Khao Lak - a memorial and several stands

Arriving in Khao Lak, the first thing I decided to do was go to the Tsunami Museum, because before that I had looked, and Feature Film, and videos from the scene. Such a serious tragedy happened, therefore, how not to go to the museum. The museum is proudly named the International Tsunami Museum. Yeah, straight international, yes. In general, never a museum, rather a stand with information, no more. I do not know what should have been there, but this is clearly not a museum. By the way, there are three of them there and everything seems to be international museums. But okay, first things first.

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In general, about museums

About the tragic tsunami of 2004 tell noI will, you yourself can find information on the net. A lot of people died, including in Thailand. As I wrote above, I counted 3 museums and none of them are interesting from the tourist’s point of view, because there is nothing in them except for the poor quality of the photos (some are printed on an ordinary printer), descriptions on the stands in English and TV with rollers from YouTube. More like making money. All this can be viewed in a peaceful atmosphere at home, why go somewhere. All museums are dedicated to the city of Khao Lak, although the entire Andaman coast has suffered, and in general not only Thailand.

There is also a memorial at Nam Wham pier, but I wasn’t there, so I can’t say how interesting it is.

Museum of Tsunami 1

Free admission.

The first museum is located near the policeboats that tsunami brought to the shore and carried several kilometers. Now it stands exactly in the same place where it was brought in 2004. You yourself can personally figure out what distance to the sea shore, and where the water reached, washing the entire city in its path. By the way, out of 9 policemen who were on the boat, only one died. The museum is a small shed, under which they sell souvenirs. Also there are several stands with photos and descriptions. One of the sellers serves as a guide and tells a little about the tsunami.

Next to the canopy is a crippled car. I didn’t ask if she’s been here since 2004 and was hit by a tsunami or just like that. A little further from the boat and the canopy stands a stone memorial in memory of the victims.

The indicator of the turn to the boat is this stella.

The indicator of the turn to the boat is this stella.

Police Boat Beached

Police Boat Beached

Canopy with souvenirs and inofrmatsii

Canopy with souvenirs and inofrmatsii

Inside a few stands

Inside a few stands

Torn machine

Torn machine

Memorial in memory of the dead

Memorial in memory of the dead

If you go a little further, there will be such a square

If you go a little further, there will be such a square

This is how the boat looks like at night

This is how the boat looks like at night

Tsunami Museum 2

Entry for donation. I left 100 baht, but you can not leave.

The second museum is the private and the most interesting ofall It represents one room with a bunch of different stands, with maps, photos, and local stories about the incident. The stands are well decorated, but good English is needed to read it fluently. On the first floor there is a large TV where you can watch tsunami videos downloaded from the Internet. At the entrance I was given a glass of cool water, for free. Was here in the evening, so quarrel for the quality of the photo.

Tsunami Museum at Khao Lak

Tsunami Museum at Khao Lak

TV with rollers and mini auditorium

TV with rollers and mini auditorium

tsunami-04

tsunami-05

tsunami-06
The same police boat

The same police boat

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Offered tsunami memorial tour

Offered tsunami memorial tour

Tsunami Museum 3

Entry type for donation, but it is mandatory. 100 baht

The least interesting museum, although outside it seemsotherwise, a solid signboard issued. The entrance, as I wrote above, is paid, but there is nothing to look at all, so you can donate to charity (if this is indeed the case) and not go inside. On the first floor there are several so-so stands, and on the second floor there are 3 separate rooms with TVs where tsunami movies and movies are spinning. Moreover, for some reason it is still impossible to photograph, although there is nothing to photograph there.

Tsunami Museum

Tsunami Museum

Voluntarily forced donation

Voluntarily forced donation

Guest book. I flipped through pages 5, no Russian

Guest book. I flipped through pages 5, no Russian

On the first floor are a couple of stands and everything.

On the first floor are a couple of stands and everything.

On the second floor of the room with telecoms

On the second floor of the room with telecoms

This TV has only half the screen worked

This TV has only half the screen worked

On the map

  • The boat and the canopy near it are 200 meters from the main road and are not visible from the road. It is easy to find it, and it is marked on my map (police boat).
  • The second museum is located on the way to this boat, to the right in one of the buildings, about 50 meters from the road.
  • The third museum is located not far from the first two, right on the main highway, a good landmark 7-eleven, exactly opposite it across the road.

Tsunami Museum and Memorial

Tsunami Museum and Memorial
A museum to call it very difficult. Police boat, a monument and a couple of stands with photos and souvenirs. There are also two other homegrown museums nearby, but there are also stands with photos and TV with videos.
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A museum to call it very difficult. Police boat, a monument and a couple of stands with photos and souvenirs. There are also two other homegrown museums nearby, but there are also stands with photos and TV with videos. Read more

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