Tsunami Memorial Park

Memorial in Hat Khao Lak

The wave-shaped Tsunami Memorial Park in Ban Nam Khem, a squid-fishing village 26km north of Hat Khao Lak that was nearly wiped off the map in the 2004 tsunami, remembers both locals and tourists who lost their lives. The actual memorial augments what, for years, was an unofficial pilgrimage site for those who came to pay their respects.