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Wat Mongkolrata Temple

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Address: 5306 Palm River Road, Tampa, FL
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Simple... Go on Sunday morning between 10am and 1pm. After 1pm I can't guarantee there will be any soup left for you. Sit your butt down at a pick nick table by the river and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Simple... Go on Sunday morning between 10am and 1pm. After 1pm I can't guarantee there will be any soup left for you. Sit your butt down at a pick nick table by the river and enjoy. Peace Love and Harmony... all other days it is exactly that, a temple!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

All the food is prepared right in front of you. Delicious!! Stop for the curry but don't miss the soup. Tables are out by the river for a great view. Get there early if you don't want to stand in line.

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Tampa, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Be prepared to stand in quick-moving lines to get your great Thai food that may be consumed on premises or taken home. I love the pad Thai, and all the main dishes are great. Food is homemade style and well worth any wait in line. Get there early to snag the wings, sausages, meats on a stick, etc. as they... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We came for the Sunday Market and was able to get a great spot. They start at 9:30 and we were parked by 10am. We walked around the market and picked up some authentic Thai food. There were 9 of us and we all purchased something different. I suggest the beef pho and the fried bananas - but what ever... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Beautiful setting. Absolutely beautiful. The food is worth trying but doesn't capture the street food nature of the setting as well as, say, actual street food. To be fair, they are not preparing from well-outfitted trucks or carts but from hot plates. This is place to sit for several hours. But know that this involves snacking, not dining.

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Scottsville, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The temple is beautiful; however, brick property fence was broken down. Parking lot wasn't paved. I visited on a Tuesday and NO ONE was there. It looked abandoned.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Sunday afternoons bring an "open house" atmosphere to the Temple grounds. You can arrive by car or by boat. Come early because the best food vendors will run out due to strong demand. There is no fee to visit, only pay for what you purchase and the food is eaten picnic-style along the waterfront. The Temple has beautiful architecture and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I visited this temple and it was so peaceful and quiet. I didn't see any of the monks but instructions were posted all over the temple. It was a spiritual experience. The grounds had orchids all over. There is a meditation farden. When I left I was at peace. There is a market on Sundays wit all sorts of Thai... More 

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thlayne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This place is like travelling to an Asian outdoor market, 5 minutes outside of Tampa. Picture a place Anthony Bourdain would travel thousands of miles to and we have it just outside of downtown. Food is sold from different vendors but the noodles with beef or pork are what everyone talks about. One tip.....get there early as most of the... More 

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Bad Rappenau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We have visited this place on a sunday around noon time as we wanted to enjoy both the beautiful temple and the delicious thai food. Sundays the thai market is opened from 09:30 am to 01:00 pm including the delicious thai food which sells for $5 per serving. I can recommend trying also the sweet desserts. If you want to... More 

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