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Tsunami Monument, Maldives Overview

The Tsunami Moment is a freestanding memorial to the victims of the devastating 2004 tsunami, located in Boduthakurufaanu Magu in southeast Malé. The tranquil location is perfect to reflect upon the events of the fateful day, and is frequented by history enthusiasts and kin of the victims. The beach nearby is a popular surfing spot too.

The tsunami that struck the Indian Ocean on the 24th of December claimed the lives of 74 Maldivians, and the Tsunami Monument is a monument marvel that stands as a beacon of hope after tragedy. The 20 steel spheres encircling the monument symbolize the atolls of the country, while the rising pillars stand for the waves of the tsunami. The rods of the structure pay homage to the victims of the disaster and the names of the 74 victims are carved on the edifice.

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A sombre reminder of the tragic event, the monument is located south of Male, the Tsunami Monument is situated right on Maafushi's artificial beach, one of Male's most popular surfing beaches. It can be accessed by walking from Maafushi ferry terminal, or by taking buses 402 and 403 and alighting at Majeediyya School bus stop.

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