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Tsunami Honganji Vihara

Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
0094776476362
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Peaceful

A beautiful memorial to the victims of the Tsunami. A very tranquil & thought provoking place to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Louloubellexx
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30m high, the tsunami reached that height.

Makes you think. Really think. Can we ever imagine what it must have been like for those there on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sheffield_Rebel
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Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful memorial to the victims of the Tsunami. A very tranquil & thought provoking place to visit.

Thank Louloubellexx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Makes you think. Really think. Can we ever imagine what it must have been like for those there on the day? Worth a few moments reflecting.

Thank Sheffield_Rebel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here to see the amazing statue and pay our respects to those unfortunate that where effected by the Tsunami. Let's pray nothing like this ever happens again.

Thank Djseries1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This spot built with the help from the Japanese Government, commemorates the tragedy of the 2004 Tsunami that took the lives of many local people, and destroyed many homes and local businesses. It is a place to pause and ponder

Thank fjp4564
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

The same height as the Tsunami, the Japanese people made it as a memory of the Tsunami! You need to take a look at this beautiful statue!

Thank Michalis F
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

What a kind gesture this was to build this after the tsunami and it memory of the lost persons. A beautiful location to visit and pay your respects.

Thank MotorHead999
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Impressive 35 metre high Buddha marking the height of the biggest tsunami wave in 2004. Built on the main road to Colombo, it is easily accessible.

Thank Kim S
Reviewed August 10, 2017

A statue similar to the statue of Bamian Buddha statue which was destroyed by Talibans in in Afghanistan. This statue was built by the Japanese government after the devastating Tsunami which destroyed coastal parts of Sri Lanka in 2004.

Thank Pasan M
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

This enormous statue is a memoriam to all the people who got killed during the Tsunami in 2004; driving along this coast you can almost feel the panic which must have been here at that time. Just stop for a minute at this monument to...More

Thank peetje01
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

The "Tsunami Buddha" is really beautiful. And of course it's really horrible what happened there december 2004. But... I went into that really small "Information-Center" with really horrible pics (don't go in there with kids coz you can see all those dead people on those...More

Thank Josi L
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Tin B
April 3, 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
April 3, 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
November 28, 2015|
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Response from Laddu85 |
Hi, It's around 80-60 feet. Nearly around 20 meters high
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