Tsunami Honganji Vihara
Tsunami Honganji Vihara
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Gabi P
Sydney, Australia165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The staff here were so nice and talked to us about the sad event that was the tsunami. Lots of photos and information and nice statue. We liked that you can donate to the victims who are still suffering now - children who were orphaned etc. Highly worth a visit.
Written February 8, 2020
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tetleys123
Newquay, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Called here after Tsunami Museum. It is almost impossible to believe that when this memorial was built following the Tsunami it was built at the same height as the wave that hit here. Very emotional but the positivety of the people here since in rebuilding is simply incredible.
Written February 18, 2020
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DeuceWooo
United Kingdom1,383 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
I wouldn't have chosen to visit this place, we just happened upon it on our way to somewhere else. I'm glad that we went & made a donation as these people need help so badly. I doubt many people will walk away without a dry eye. Do try & visit, don't turn the other cheek.
Written October 14, 2013
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Jumppakuikelo
Espoo, Finland106 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Nice statue. Can be seen when driving by. Did not stop for photos because not that amazing in my opinion.
Written January 29, 2020
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Hrvoje J
Zagreb, Croatia223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This site is memorial to tsunami victims. Height of the Buddha statue represents the height of the tsunami wawe that devastated this area. There is small museum with few photos of that area after tsunami. Sad
Written January 12, 2020
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mynewlifeistravel
Gold Coast2,094 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Friends
Very cool statue, worth pulling over and taking some pictures, this is between Galle and Ahungalla along the beach rd.
Written September 16, 2015
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Laddu Nishan
Homagama, Sri Lanka46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
Lord Buddha statue located as a memorial where the train was hit by tsunami in 2004 where the around 1000+ civilians were killed.
Written August 29, 2015
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Henk B
212 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
In march 2015 the Tsunami museum, situated just behind the statue will be opened. They are now fully working on the decoration and carparks. Why it took that long? Well, maybe because of a lack of money. The statue needs some maintenance, otherwise it will be worn out fast by thesalty seabreeze. We were there last year and had the chance to see the inside of the museum.
Written January 30, 2015
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Debra R
Rosebud, Australia240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
A gentleman showed me around the small room where photos gave reminders of this tragedy. He talked about the people affected and how their lives have been changed forever. It was a very moving experience.
Written October 14, 2019
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Dipra Jain
New Delhi, India26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This statue was gifted to Sri Lanka post Tsunami from Japan, It is situated n the main road so you can stop for 5 mins and admire its beauty and take pictures. It is indeed beautifully crafted. If you are going from Hikkaduwa to Bnetota it will be on your route.
Written August 29, 2019
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