A memorial marking the devastating 2004 tsunami
The International Tsunami Museum honours the lives lost in December 2004. Khao Lak has recovered since then, with very little evidence of the destruction. Nearby the museum is Patrol Boat 813, which was at anchor as the gigantic tsunami swept through the area. The vessel ended up in this spot, around 2 km from where it was stationed out on the water.
Within the grounds are simple buildings holding videos, photos and tsunami information that are stark reminders of the tragedy. A visit to the International Tsunami Museum rounds out your understanding of the tragic history of the tsunami in Khao Lak and helps put into perspective the massive devastation.