Last Sunday we took a road trip up U.S. 41 to the Wat Mongkolratanaram, or Wat, in Tampa. Just a short ride of the main road you are transported to a property that feel as if you have been dropped into a village in
Your eyes are drawn to a beautiful temple with red eaves and gold dragon prows. The golden roof glints in the sun. Surrounded by palm trees, oaks, old ranch houses and picnic tables you cannot help but gaze at the beautiful Palm River flowing by.
Every Sunday it is home to market stalls and incredible food. From the noodle stand to the coconut rice cakes and all the other fresh made delights, you load up your tray and go sit under the trees for a relaxing and tranquil meal.
Buddhist temples in other cities with large Thai populations have similar weekly food fairs, yet Tampa's stands out.
For more information on this wonderful event, please go to this link: http://inkwatu.com/2008/04/06/wat-mongkolratanaram-palm-river-thai-temple/