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Wat Mongkolrata Temple

5306 Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 33619-3746
+1 813-621-1669
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A Sunday Must

After reading other reviews my wife and I visited the temple on Sunday before noon. The temple... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Ed M
Amityville, New York

Crowded, such a popular spot... enjoy a walkabout, meditate, enjoy the water view, or savor in a... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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5306 Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 33619-3746
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

After reading other reviews my wife and I visited the temple on Sunday before noon. The temple community sells Thai food of all kinds, soups, fried chicken, pad thai, desserts, spring rolls and lots more. The generous portions are generally about $5 and are delicious....More

1  Thank Ed M
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Crowded, such a popular spot... enjoy a walkabout, meditate, enjoy the water view, or savor in a meal. A terrific place to spend some time. Their Sunday market is always hopping, and usually crowded these days. We enjoy the plants, edible and otherwise, the fresh...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Free parking Free admission Child stroller and wheel chair accessible Easy to find via GPS This temple is located in a low income residential area. I thought I was lost at first because I continued to drive past run down and abandoned homes, once I...More

2  Thank TravelVidaa
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Make sure you get there early! We came late morning just before noon on a Sunday and all the food stations were closing. I highly recommend this place but make sure you check the time and day you go so you don't get left out...More

Thank Oscar B
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Great place to spend time. Meditate, read, take in the water view. Sunday market is great, although a bit crowded nowadays. Fresh produce, plants and Thai food offerings. Santipap!

2  Thank Jim G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The temple and grounds are very interesting. On Sundays there is an amazing brunch buffet of Thai food. Seating is casual and may include other parties. Children can run on the large lawn.

2  Thank moirajburke
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Wonderful Thai food, especially the pork soup! Picnic tables by the water. Great people watching. Go early, (9:30-10) for best selections.

1  Thank Julie W
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful location on the water if you manage to get there on Sunday for the brunch, get there early so many good delicious things for a very low price. Bring cash! Got some beautiful plants too!!

1  Thank J S
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Great precruise side trip. Had delicious Thai beef noodles, sticky mango rice & Thai barbecue chicken wings.

1  Thank Teresa T
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The Thai Temple offers a chance to tour the Temple, and to learn a bit about the Thai culture. The volunteers offer a great selection of Thai food on Sunday mornings, and you can either take the fare with you, or enjoy a great picnic...More

1  Thank 2016OU812
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30 August 2017|
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Response from TravelVidaa | Reviewed this property |
They are only open to the public on Sunday I went on a weekday and was still able to walk around the garden area and take pictures of the big green dragons ( in the back of the temple near the water) I have never been to... More
31 January 2017|
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Response from KERRY M | Reviewed this property |
I did find this schedule. It appears that they do have a ceremony, so I don't think they are open as usual as this appears to be a ceremony for the monks. Perhaps you can call and check. I found this on their website. I hope... More
Kathy H
6 January 2017|
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Response from TravellingAph | Reviewed this property |
It's free! Obviously you pay for the food depending on what you get. You can respectfully enter the temple and little to a talk