Kissimmee, Florida: Buddhist Temple TourGet a tour of the grounds from a monk in a golf cart. Visitors must be wearing socks to go barefoot in the temple, and pants or skirts -- no shorts allowed.
Wat Florida Dhammaram
- 2421 Old Vineland Rd, Kissimmee, FL
- Wat Florida Dhammaram. Just off 192 on Vineland. Turn at light in by of Medieval Times/Wal-Mart.
- 6am - 6pm. (Call to verify)
- Free, donation.
Visitor Tips and News About Buddhist Temple Tour
Visitors need to be wearing long pants or a skirt to enter the temple and shrines - no shorts. We lucked out by having extra clothes in the car, but word to the wise. We also lucked into visiting during a celebration, so we were able to buy and sample tasty Thai festival foods. Yum![Hilary Williams, 11/13/2011]
This garden is so quiet that it inspires meditation. Temples, pagodas, and chapels are numerous, with the ubiquitous presence of Buddha.[Alain-Claude Mainguet, 05/05/2011]
A Thai themed Buddhist Temple with a large golden Buddha, main temple walls are covered with pictures shipped over from Thailand, temples dedicated to the three life experiences of Buddha, a large bell tower, dragons with mirrors as scales, among other things on the 12 acre compound. The monks give free tours of the grounds on their golf cart. They also sell post-cards, books, and other Buddha inspired gifts in the main building. Each tour gets a gift book about prayer and meditation. They also have daily prayers open to the public at 6am and 6pm. Wear socks if going on the tour, no shoes allowed in the main temple building.[Ken Storey, 04/06/2003]