After our Coloumbo city stop we headed down to Hikkaduwa and set up camp in a quaint little guesthouse just off the main Galle Road – it was cheap and cheerful and we had a small kitchen to we could easily fix up our own brekkie every morning. Perfect.
We stayed here in Hikkaduwa –> book My Place through booking.com
Hikkaduwa was our first beachy town on our Sri Lankan adventure and to be honest, since moving down to coast and seeing the likes of Unawatuna and Mirissa, it is definitely our least favourite beach here. That being said, it’s worth a visit.
This town was highly affected by the Tsunami and the devastation it caused is still clear. We visited the Tsunmai museum which depicted the sheer tragedy of the disaster via newspaper cuttings and pictures that were taken on the day it happened. We were also talked through the aftermath of the natural disaster by the lady who ran the museum – she was a survivor and her story was a tough listen.
The museum is is small and basic but the images speak for themselves, if there is anything to make you grateful for life, your home and the friends and family that surround you, then it’s a visit here.
The photo gallery is just before you get to the museum – this is donation only.
Donations go to the up-keep of the temple situated behind the hut.
The Tsunami Museum is 500LKR entry fee per person.