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“My little slice of heaven”

Wat Mongkolrata Temple
Ranked #20 of 196 things to do in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“My little slice of heaven”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

The pho soup is as authenic as you will get without flying to Thailand. Every week its the wonderful people I meet that make going here so much fun. Cell phones are down, and conversations are flowing..

Visited July 2014
Thank Susan M
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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English first
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274 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Must experience when in Tampa”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

If you're in Tampa on a Sunday you must come here. A wide variety of thai dishes to buy and enjoy outside. Green and red curries were wonderful. Prices are extremely good as well. The coconut custard us delicious but if you want it go and place your order because you'll have to wait. Parking is first come first serve and somewhat limited. Great time

Thank Paul S
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great food, flowers and plants.”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

I have been to the temple many times to buy the homemade food. My favorites are the pho, the fresh spring rolls and the roasted meats on skewers sold out where the plants are. It was a little confusing as far as how to get around inside and where the different items are sold, but if you are content to wander and discover and don't need someone to hold your hand, it is well worth the great food. Try to get there early in the day since many items sell out. The plants are "raised" by the buddhists. I bought a bonsai that was 12 years old according to the woman who grew it, and it was extremely reasonably priced. also many orchids and other plants, vegetable plants and herbs.
So this place is really awesome if you like discovering new cultures and eating good food.

Visited September 2013
2 Thank Sandra P
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Oundle, United Kingdom
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290 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Authentic and Super Cool!”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

First….for those of you that do not know me I love a good deal, good food, and a place to take some photos. This place has all three in spades. While it is not as sprawling as I thought it would be…still amazing. Bring cash for food, drinks, and deserts and flowers/plants if you like. It was super-hot when we went so I recommend going in the cooler months…but even in the hot Tampa summer there was a breeze off the water. Most of the food joints ask for a minimum $5donatuion…definitely go to a few different places…get some plates and share away. So much food..the portions are quite generous. Parking was free when we went…it is a bit off the beaten path so make sure you have a good A driver (aka navigator).

Visited May 2014
4 Thank ChampagneChels
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Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Tampa's best kept secret”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Every sunday from around 9-1 people gather at the thai temple for some excellent thai food and great atmosphere. It has become not so much of a secret, so you may experience longer lines and difficulty parking but not too bad. People wait in massive lines for the soup, it is excellent but I think everything else is just as good. Grab some food, head down and share a bench with someone. Take a short walk by the river and stop by the worship temple on your way out. Great meal and experience on a sunday and your done before it's even the afternoon.

Visited May 2014
2 Thank BlackBlake
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