3rd July, 2011.
It was the inauguration ceremonial day of Baphuon Temple, after decades of amazing anastylosis restoration. My friend and I were among the locals who witnessed the reopening of the temple which needed 51 years of restoration work. I could not imagine how to rebuilt the beautiful temple which the project’s team said as the largest 3D jigsaw puzzle in the world.
It was a blessing in disguise, trapped among the crowd of local people during the ceremonial process of the temple, we could see the Very Very Important Persons, -who reopened the Baphuon temple-, the Prime Minister of France, Mr. Francois Fillon and His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, the King of Cambodia.
What an unlikely event we had. As budget travelers, we’re so lucky being in an event with two head states in same time. It’s rare for common people to see our head state in formal situation in our own country. But seeing two head states in the same time in foreign country ? I think we’re so blessed… 🙂
Sometimes life takes you in a direction you never saw yourself going, but it turns out to be the best road you have ever taken…