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For me the most moving factor was the Buddha turning his back towards the sea. As he is protecting the people against the threats from the ocean. Had a quiet walk on the beach. Thougths with all the people that lost their loved ones.
It's not massive but big enough to get around with a struggle if using walking sticks. It was sad seeing the photos and even more so the wall of remerance. The big Buddha was was great to see as an act of what looks to...More
These memorials are a great way to be able to come and pay respect to those innocent people who lost their lives, family and friends. It is a thought provoking site that has been well presented, definitely put on your to visit list.
Rented a motorcycle one day and visited a few local places including the Tsunami Museum. Lots of signs on the road, no problems getting there. Got there mid morning and a few tour buses were just leaving. No entrance fee and lots of parking. A...More
It's 13 years since we were horrified by the tsunami, and this memorial park makes me remember friends that were hit by it, some died, others survived, with scars for lifetime. And it reminds me that Mother Earth might be whimsical and that we should...More