Inside hotel abandoned after Boxing Day tsunamis

  • 18/12/2018

An urban explorer has toured an abandoned hotel which was destroyed in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunamis. 

Photographer Colin Hodson from the United Kingdom explored the hotel while on holiday earlier this month. 

After the derelict site was recommended to them by a local, the couple drove to the building and started exploring around. 

The hotel is located in Phuket.
The hotel is located in Phuket. Photo credit: Google Maps.

The resort was in the process of being built when the tsunami struck and since then, due to a dispute between the land and hotel owner, the resort was never finished. 

The hotel is located in Phuket, Thailand which was hit by one of the many tsunamis that hit land following a 9.1 magnitude earthquake centred near Sumatra in Indonesia.

The tsunamis killed over 200,000 people in 14 countries.

Hodson said the hotel would have been stunning had it been finished.

"The hotel had some really interesting features including the rocky cliff face the resort was built next too," Hodson said.

"The place was huge and the views from the top were absolutely stunning. 

Despite the tragic history of the location, Hodson had some feedback for any potential developers.

"The only thing that was slightly annoying about the resort was the sound of the bugs in the area as they make a very loud ringing sound."


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