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Wat Mongkolrata Temple

Address: 5306 Palm River Road, Tampa, FL
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Ranked #6 of 60 Attractions in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural

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Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is a little Thai in Tampa. The temple is really nice if you like some peace and quite. This is also a great place to try out different Thai food for cheap. You can sit next to the water, where the kids can feed the fish

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Wonderful place to simply collect your thoughts and reflect. We have a 1 year old and a 4 year old and they both had a blast! The landscape is beautiful and the temple is gorgeous. You'll feel the good vibes as soon as you enter the temple.

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new jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We have been there twice, once on a Sunday when they had venders and free homemade Thai food. Everything was delicious and we ate on picnic benches by the river. Go there with an empty stomach. This place has a lot of food.

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Temple Terrace, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Great atmosphere, food and even plants for sale. Picnic table under the trees by the river there is nothing I disliked.

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Tavares, Florida
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273 reviews 273 reviews
166 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Amazing visit to Wat Mongkolrata Temple and Sunday morning food market. Beautiful temple in a spectacular setting right on Palm River. The sights, sounds, smells.. Entire setting has a Thai vibe. Lots of picnic tables, free parking, and restroom facilities. There is also a section with unique plants for sale. Great place to spend a Sunday morning. Highly recommended!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
36 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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