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Wat Mongkolrata Temple

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Address: 5306 Palm River Road, Tampa, FL
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Great little getaway from the city!

Love the Sunday Market and the Songkran Festival... I try to make it every year if I can! Such a great area for relaxing and a great bite to eat on a Sunday morning.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

People freak out for this place, but I don't think that the food is all that good, just pretty plain Asian-inspired food. That said, I love riding out here. The temple sits on the river and offers a nice respite from the surrounding city. There are plenty of picnic tables and vendors selling small goods.

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Tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Love the Sunday Market and the Songkran Festival... I try to make it every year if I can! Such a great area for relaxing and a great bite to eat on a Sunday morning.

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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The hubz and I found the temple online and visited on the next Sunday they were open. Immediately, we encountered the one problem with the venue, traffic, crowds, and inadequate parking. But that was the only bad. The grounds were serene. Loved the huge dragons guarding the actual temple. The temple itself was picturesque and reminded one very much of... More 

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Land O Lakes, Florida
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Cleanliness standards are suspect but fun to eat out at this temple. Interesting experience and worth the trip. Hope no one gets H. pylori here though.

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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A great friend once asked me "hey what are you up to today?" I replied oh nothing really and you? well I was invited to tag along to this marvelous place and was taken away. it literally feels as if you landed in Thailand and is socializing with all the natives. To visit from station to station and see the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Interesting place to eat. Big variety of tasty foods to try. The lines get long, tables get full, and it gets hot later in the day so come early! Check out the plant market; we got a gorgeous papaya tree cheap!

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Tampa, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Want to try something new? Looking for not-your-regular-sunday-morning-activity? This temple is the place to be. The food served there is excellent. I havent had anything I didnt like there. You do have to get there early or else your favorite dish will sell out. There is enough room for the kids to run around. There are plant vendors and also... More 

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Valrico, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A real different approach to eating brunch on Sunday. We totally enjoyed the experience. I recommend everyone try it at least one time.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Love the food and people be patient as the lines can be long but worth the wait Get there early on Sundays

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It is important to remember that this is first and foremost a place of Buddhist worship. The fact that they offer food on Sunday's is secondary, but it supports their mission. That said, the food is always delicious and the volunteers are nice and friendly. Please be respectful if you are going to enter the temple; remove your shoes, be... More 

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Address: 5306 Palm River Road, Tampa, FL
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa

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