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Pulgas Water Temple

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Address: 80 Canada Rd, Redwood City, CA 94062-4144
Phone Number: (650) 872-5900
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Interesting stopover when traveling nearby on Hwy 280

Interesting, relaxing, and peaceful stopover while traveling on Hwy280. Fascinating to see and hear the water traversing beneath the architecturally interesting temple on it's way... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Santa Cruz, California
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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Interesting, relaxing, and peaceful stopover while traveling on Hwy280. Fascinating to see and hear the water traversing beneath the architecturally interesting temple on it's way from Yosemite (Hetch-Hetchy Reservoir) to San Francisco. Didja know that "Pulgas" means "Flea"?! You can also see the giant pipes carrying this water beside Edgewood Road in Redwood City...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The water used to run through the temple, but has been diverted. From what I understand, people used to jump in and ride the water chute. After several injuries, the water district diverted the water and put a grate over it. Not too much to see anymore, except the "temple", a pool and the lawn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Time for reflection? Take a walk around this temple and you'll be surrounded by trees or walking along a pristine body of water. A beautiful area to spend some quiet time.

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Thank Rick E
California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

one of the lovliest sites for an outdoor wedding in San Mateo County. Also a serene place to enjoy outdoor time.

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Redwood City, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Several years ago, you used to be able to picnic on the temple lawn and enjoy a quiet, relaxing time near the reflecting pool, listening to the cascading water in the well. No more. The temple is mainly used for engagement and wedding photos. (No weddings or other events are allowed.) You can no longer look into the"well" to see... More 

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Redwood City, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

The Temple is the gateway to the San Francisco Water Shed, the most important source of water for The City and much of the Peninsula. This is a great place to picnic in a natural setting just up the road from the Filoli Gardens estate in Woodside.

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Thank goucho
Monument, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

You'll think you're in Greece. Built in the 1930's (I think) as part of the water delivery system from the Sierra Mountains to the bay area, this place is an architectural wonder.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

I would not say this is suitable for everyone. If you are looking for a short stop for your long distance trip, or you just want a get away from the urban environment, this place is worth a stop. The focus of this attraction is on the environment and importance of water to all living creature. The architecture is beautiful... More 

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Redwood City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Tranquil place to meditate specially on weekdays and Sunday's when the road is closed to traffic. Is a beautiful large landscaped area with lots of room for blanket picnics. The downsize is that there is no much to do as far as activities, you can walk around but that's pretty much what is there to do and the hours are... More 

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Stop and walk around , Nice quiet place to take a breAK The water temple is where the water from Yosemite enter the resevoir

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