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Kamala Beach Damage

Kamala Beach Damage

Washed out buildings await restoration.


Kamala Beach Under Construction

Kamala Beach Under Construction

A breakwall being re-built after succumbing to complete destruction from the tsunami.


Kamala Beach Under Construction

Kamala Beach Under Construction

Workers re-build a breakwall completely destroyed by the tsunami.


Kamala Beach Damage

Kamala Beach Damage


Kamala Beach Damage

Kamala Beach Damage


Kamala Beach Damage

Kamala Beach Damage


Kamala Beach Survivor

Kamala Beach Survivor

This building appeared in international news footage as one of the surviving buildings that took a direct hit from the tsunami.


Kamala Beach Damage

Kamala Beach Damage

Anyone staying in these small villas would have had a rude awakening on Dec 26, 2004. This structure was right at the edge of the beach and would have been almost completely submerged.


Kamala Beach Damage

Kamala Beach Damage

The small, yellow building in the background appeared in international news footage as one of the surviving buildings that took a direct hit from the tsunami. In the middle of the picture are the remains of a cement bridge, completely destroyed. In the foreground is a new bridge nearing completion.


Kamala Beach Damage

Kamala Beach Damage

Effects of the tsunami could be seen stretching far down this road... some of the buildings were badly damaged and others seemingly untouched.


Kamala Beach Under Construction

Kamala Beach Under Construction


Kamala Beach Damage

Kamala Beach Damage

This stretch of land was washed clean by the tsunami.


Kamala Beach Damage

Kamala Beach Damage


Kamala Beach Under Construction

Kamala Beach Under Construction

Cleared out stores wait for new tenants.


Kamala Beach Survivor

Kamala Beach Survivor

This building appeared in international news footage as one of the surviving buildings that took a direct hit from the tsunami.


Kamala Beach Damage

Kamala Beach Damage

Impact of the tsunami could be seen far into the distance.


Kamala Beach Under Construction

Kamala Beach Under Construction

A construction worker at working rebuilding Kamala Beach.


Kamala Beach Damage

Kamala Beach Damage


Kamala Beach Damage

Kamala Beach Damage


Kamala Beach Collage

Kamala Beach Collage

Along one of the main roads in Kamala Beach, local residents erected this collage of pictures taken in the tsunami's aftermath.


Surviving Building

Surviving Building

This was one of the few buildings in this immediate area that survived. This building was also seen in many news pics, where the water had reached the blue arrow.


Rockfish Restaurant, Kamala Beach, Phuket

Rockfish Restaurant, Kamala Beach, Phuket

The red arrow marks the spot where water rose to during the tsunami. Restaurant staff told us afterwards that when they saw the water coming, they grabbed everything in sight possible and ran up the stairs to higher ground.