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Ban Nam Khem Tsunami Memorial Park

Posted on: 25th February 2016

A Park in the Memory of Tsunami Victims
Ban Nam Khem Tsunami Memorial Park is located close to the Ban Nam Khem Coast, about 7 km away from Takua Pa District. It lies approximately 80 km from Phang-Nga town. Renting a car in Phang-Nga and driving via Route 4090 will get you to the park in around 90 minutes. Spanning a total area of about 8,000 square meters, Ban Nam Khem features a vast and striking open-air walkway with plaques on one side, dedicated to the victims of Tsunami that had hit the area in 2004. It consists of 4 main areas: Playground Area, Health Area, Resting Area and the Tsunami Memorial Area – the highlight of the park. Ban Nam Khem Tsunami Memorial Park remains open around the clock, except the exhibition building that opens from 8am till 5pm.

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Attractions at Ban Nam Khem Tsunami Memorial Park

The large walkway at Ban Nam Khem Tsunami Memorial Park opens up to a huge statue of Buddha that depicts him sitting in the direction of the park with the sea behind him. There is a curved concrete wall representing the Tsunami located opposite a fishing boat which was wrecked during the Tsunami. Here, you’ll also get to see the magnificent royal statue of the Prince of Chumphon – the Father of the Royal Thai Navy. A popular attraction around Ban Nam Khem Tsunami Memorial Park is a beautiful beach. Its clear blue waters and clean white sand make a stroll along the beach immensely pleasurable. You’ll also find a tourist information provider and many seafood restaurants nearby along with plenty of souvenirs to take back home. A visit to Ban Nam Khem Tsunami Memorial Park will remind you of the damage caused by the Tsunami through its numerous exhibitions of pictures showing before/after the tsunami. Aside from the reminder, it is also a great place to enjoy a family picnic.

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