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Wat Mongkolrata Temple

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Address: 5306 Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 33619-3746
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+1 813-621-1669

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This place is awesome, it's has a really peaceful atmosphere, the food is good and so is the flower market. You might want to arrive a little early though, parking can be... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

This place is awesome, it's has a really peaceful atmosphere, the food is good and so is the flower market. You might want to arrive a little early though, parking can be difficult, but it's worth it!

Thank ifreakinloveyou
Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is a great way to spend a Sunday morning. The food is good, interesting and reasonably priced and the atmosphere is social and inviting. The seating is on picnic tables and the view of the river is great. And the deep fried sweet potatoes or plaintains are to die for.

Thank joyce h
Tampa, Florida
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124 reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

A great weekend trip for lunch. When the weather is nice, eat outside and enjoy the views. Great shopping and authentic food in many varieties. Good prices. Everyone should try if you like authentic settings and food.

Thank MikeyPenn
Tampa, FL
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The Wat Mongkolrata Temple was a great surprise and a fun Sunday mid-morning to mid afternoon experience. We arrived around 10:30am and parking was hard to find; it was packed. The food is great, not spicy at all...you have to add your own spice that they have available. The food is inexpensive (cash only) and tasty. The breeze under the... More 

Okemos, Michigan
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167 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

When in Tampa, visit the Wat Mongkolrata Temple to enjoy Thai food and see a temple! Come early as parking is abundant but may take patience to find. Also...the buying your food will make you fall in looooong lines in hoping that the dish you want will not run out. Food service practically stops around 1 pm.

Thank Nomadic_Thoughts
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

You have to visit the Thai Temple! Not only is the food authentic and yummy, the scenery and location is gorgeous. Bring cash and check out the plants for sale. We bought a pitcher plant that eats flies over a year ago, and it's still going strong! We visit often!

3 Thank Caitlin J
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We lived in Japan for three years and traveled to SE Asia on a few occasions. This was just the trip if you miss your days in Thailand, Cambodia, or Vietnam. Great good and picnic area.

1 Thank Steena804
Tampa, Florida
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Check this out if you are in Tampa on a Sunday morning. Excellent food for inexpensive prices, gorgeous grounds, and a unique experience. Get there early!

1 Thank Cynthia S
Brooksville, Florida
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

This was a once in a lifetime find in the a place I never imagined. Our visit was wonderful and we were very welcomed. The Temple is beautiful and the grounds are stunning. The minute you arrive you feel a sense of peace and tranquility wash over you.

1 Thank Travelergirlfrom1972
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This was my first visit to the temple. My daughter said that it was a 'must' visit to buy the soup and other foods and to walk around the beautiful property. I was not disappointed. To experience Thai food, that was made really well and inexpensive, it is a win win. The soup is especially good and the line waiting... More 


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