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Wat Mongkolrata Temple

Address: 5306 Palm River Road, Tampa, FL
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Ranked #7 of 59 Attractions in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

What a wonderful attraction !! We visited on a lovely Sunday morning, arriving early, around 10:00 AM. After visiting the Buddhist temple we got in line for the delicious and inexpensive Thai food. We ordered spring rolls, pad thai, fried bananas, and noodle soup. WE did not go away hungry to say the least. After receiving the food we found... More

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Charlotte, NC
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36 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Visiting the Wat Mongkolrata Temple is a wonderful experience in a beautiful riverside location. Fortunately, I heard about the Temple on Trip Advisor and was able to visit on a Sunday morning when the market is open to the public. The Temple is stunning - a real must see. The grounds are lovely - lots of picnic tables, plenty of... More

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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The temple has an amazing view. They sell food every Sunday, I recommend getting there before 1pm; other wise they might have ran out of food. Their noodle soups, papaya and peanut salad, and fried plantains are the best.

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Puerto Rico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a weekly event on Sundays. It closes around 2pm, they run out of many items b4 2pm. We went to enjoy some ethnic food and see the temple. The area was very crowded when we went. There are items for sale including cut flowers and potted plants, good deal. It was fun to try a few different foods.... More

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tampa
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111 reviews 111 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I came here with my husband at the end of the lunch rush on Sunday so there was no line. The staff was nice. I had a few questions about the gluten which they did not really understand so I just asked if the meatballs contained "wheat". They said yes. I was going to just get the rice noodles with... More

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Lauderhill, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This Buddhist Temple is exquisite and the riverside setting is lovely as well. If you're coming for the food, then Sunday is the day for you, but expect mobs of people. If you prefer a serene meditative experience, I suggest a weekday morning when there is almost no one around. You can take pictures without someone walking in front of... More

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Tampa, Florida
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is also known in Tampa as Thai temple. Most people go on Sundays because of the open market. You have to get there early, before 11am if you wanting to get a parking spot. You can get white with two sides for $5 (including pad thai), there's also a soup line, desserts, fried sweet potatoes, fried bananas, fish, orchids... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I went on a Sunday to enjoy the Sunday market. The temple is breathtaking and the meditation garden is beautiful. Great for couples.

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Tampa, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I have visited for the Sunday market and really enjoyed the food an the atmosphere. Don't forget to get there early to ensure there is sufficient parking. Bring cash and your appetite as well. I will definitely be going back.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I've been here several times for their Sunday morning market and lunch....it is a wonderful experience. Food is wonderful and interesting, sometimes there is even a tour of the temple. It is right on the Hillsborough River with lots of picnic tables and it is lovely. You have to like waiting on line for the food and then finding a... More

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