Wat Mongkolrata Temple

Currently Closed
  • Address: 5306 Palm River Road, Tampa, FL 33619, United States, 33619
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8136211669
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Observatory, Educational Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Nature, Community And Government, Religious, Churches

Wat Mongkolrata Temple - Review

Something about the site makes freshens you up the second you arrive – the view overlooking the mirror, the tall palm trees, the picnic tables and the simply but beautifully decorated temple itself. It’s tranquil and peaceful and it’s fascinating to watch the monks go about their business. Services are usually between 1pm and 2pm, and while you’re invited to observe the chanting (which can sound epic), don’t be a nuisance. Make no noise whatsoever.

Every Sunday, no matter what, the Temple hosts a Sunday market, which is a fantastic place to catch some munchies.Seriously, try them out! - spring rolls, pad thai, fried bananas, and noodle soup are only the beginning of the best of thai cuisine here. You can get some pretty exotic fruits to bring back too. Bring cash though, credit cards are not accepted payment.

Wat Mongkolrata Temple Information

  • Parking is free but fills up quickly.
  • Dogs are welcome.
  • Remove shoes before entering, and do not point your feet at anything important.
  • Dress modestly.
  • Don’t pose or mess about with the images of the Buddha.

How To reach Wat Mongkolrata Temple by Public Transport

  • Bus 8 at Palm River Rd @ 56th St

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TripHobo Highlights for Wat Mongkolrata Temple

  • Wat Mongkolrata Temple Address: 5306 Palm River Road, Tampa, FL 33619, United States, 33619
  • Wat Mongkolrata Temple Contact Number: +1-8136211669
  • Wat Mongkolrata Temple Timing: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Wat Mongkolrata Temple Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Wat Mongkolrata Temple(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Wat Mongkolrata Temple: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 54.5% of people who visit Tampa include Wat Mongkolrata Temple in their plan

  • 51.95% of people start their Wat Mongkolrata Temple visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Wat Mongkolrata Temple

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Wat Mongkolrata Temple, Tampa Reviews

  • 5/5 Quality of Food 5/5 Quantity of Food 5/5 Service 5/5 Value (Price to Food + Service) This place is awesome if you want some great Thai food. This place is very busy so plan to spend some time here if you don’t get here early. They have several stations which serve different food, for example, rice dishes, noodle soups and desserts are three separate stations with each their own line. Best to come here with a few people to divide and conquer. Come for the food and a little dose of Thai culture.

  • This is a gorgeous Thai Temple that has beautiful views of a lake and a phenomenal food fair every Sunday that benefits the temple. Their members make homemade Thai food and for very reasonable prices. You can get, for instance, a generous helping of pad Thai for about $5. I love their shrimp chips, a buck a bag. They also have soup, spring rolls, delicious desserts, you name it. For ten bucks, you can get a small feast of delectable food. I would get there well before 11:00 am or the lines get pretty long. It's very popular and for good reason. They seem to accept cash only and you eat at picnic tables or a bench near the river if you can snag one. Very dog and kid friendly too. They also have beautiful plants for sale. It certainly makes for a relaxing, fun and cheap Sunday outing.

  • The breakfast/lunch on the weekend is great. The line for the soup tends to be long, but the others are not - not sure why, as all the food is really good. I've been several times, it's good to go with a group of friends, split up and get different things, then meet up at a table by the river to sit down and share. Then when you're done, go into the temple to observe some prayers and chants, it's beautiful. They also sell all kinds of pretty, interesting plants by the river next to the picnic benches.

  • Very beautiful place. Peaceful and well maintained. Had a very relaxing time over here. Freshens our minds. Definitely worth visiting. Temple closes by 6 PM.

  • This place is absolutely amazing! Get there early! We normally get there between 830 and 9 am for the soup line. The soup is a huge hit there and the line can get long so early is better. Everything they have there is delicious! Please don't leave without a pancake!

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