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Wat Mongkolrata Temple

5306 Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 33619-3746
+1 813-621-1669
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Taken back to Thailand wthout the airfare

Must go at least once if you live in Tampa or somewhere to take visitors. Parking is limited and it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Angela R
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Tampa, Florida
Beautiful grounds, good food

This is the place for wonderful Thai food and sit under trees along the river with hundreds of... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Donald G
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“noodle soup”(22 reviews)
“for sale”(23 reviews)
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5306 Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 33619-3746
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"thai food"
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"for sale"
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"thai culture"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Must go at least once if you live in Tampa or somewhere to take visitors. Parking is limited and it gets crowded! Arrived about 1000 am which was perfect timing. Lots of food vendors to chose from. Bring your cash, no cards accepted. Great place...More

Thank Angela R
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

This is the place for wonderful Thai food and sit under trees along the river with hundreds of Orchids all around. Starts at 9 AM and runs till 3 PM most Sundays, but get there early as a great number of people turnout. You can...More

3  Thank Donald G
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

After hearing about the delicious Thai food available on Sunday mornings, we went to the Wat Mongkolrata temple for their Sunday morning feast. We were there by 10 and got parking – the lines for each food item only took a few minutes. If you’re...More

2  Thank boulesprouse
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We have visited the Temple in the afternoon, so unfortunately we have missed all the great food they were probably offering. Besides that, the outside and also the interior of the Temple is stunning. Tip: Make sure you take your shoes off before entering the...More

Thank hondras007
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

It’s only open on Sundays, but it’s a great little local secret for a variety of Thai food choices. You can sit at picnic tables with a view of the river. Plan to get there early for the best selection and be patient for parking.

Thank Nicole H
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Was told about this place by a family member. If you are in the area worth the drive. Go early as the lines are long and food sales out. Fresh Asian food (Tiland). By the river... so enjoy the view while having lunch.

Thank Daniel B
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Open every Sunday from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, the food here is excellent in quality, variety, and price. The location along the Palm River is absolutely gorgeous, as is the Temple itself. Sometimes we even arrive by boat, as docking space is usually available....More

1  Thank Samantha S
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

I should be telling you to stay away from this place because in the winter it is very crowded. Food is fabulous and authentic. Not the stuff you get from commercial Thai restaurants.Parking is a problem so come early for Sunday lunch. Sit by the...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

It is a good place to visit for family to spend some quality time.. The temple looks so beautiful and the river view in front of the picnic table.

Thank jerrine2016
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

I only have good things to say about this place. I've gone many times over the year and always have a great time. If you enjoy Asian food, particularly Thai food, you will not be disappointed. They even have some thing that are very "my...More

Thank Taylor H
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Joseph d
15 March 2018|
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Response from prissypoodle123 | Reviewed this property |
I've only gone on Sundays and arrived by 10:00. There are already people there but all of the cooks and vendors have not finished cooking by 10:00. It is best to arrive early to get a parking spot . Also, if you plan to... More
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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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