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Wat Mongkolrata Temple

5306 Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 33619-3746
+1 813-621-1669
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Interesting change of pace and cultural activity

Sunday mornings offer many tasty Thai food stalls, a small Thai vegetable market, and lots of home... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Walt0305
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Tampa, Florida
Lovely location, very good food, do your homework!

We visit the Temple at least once a year for lunch. Be prepared because I don't think males OR... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
wdwmk2017
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Tampa, Florida
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“thai food” (42 reviews)
“noodle soup” (23 reviews)
“for sale” (23 reviews)
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5306 Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 33619-3746
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Sunday mornings offer many tasty Thai food stalls, a small Thai vegetable market, and lots of home grown orchids for sale. Very informal, very friendly folks. Adjacent Buddhist temple is open to the public.

Thank Walt0305
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We visit the Temple at least once a year for lunch. Be prepared because I don't think males OR females can enter the temple itself if you are wearing shorts. Also, you have to remove your shoes. I think the food is cash only and...More

Thank wdwmk2017
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

My friends and I decided to have brunch at the Wat Mongkolrata Thai Temple. The scenery was so peaceful, orchids in colorful bloom, under the shade of the oak trees on the Hillsborough River. There are benches dotted along the path for you to sit...More

Thank prissypoodle123
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

We come here often, probably once a month, for their Sunday morning Thai food events. Others have detailed out the various foods they serve, all of it is very good. Parking can be an issue, and the lines can be long for some dishes (like...More

Thank Jeff W
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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
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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

Thank BanyanRanchStudios
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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
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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
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Reviewed 4 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
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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
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perednyte
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
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krit99
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
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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
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