Money First, Buddha Second

Buddhist Center

This is the Buddhist Center, a very important place in Cambodian Buddhism.  When I first came I was told that there were to be no buildings put up nearby that would overshadow the center and compete with it for importance.  Well, there’s a lot of money to be made in Cambodia now, if you have money to begin with, and so the tycoons in the senate conveniently have arranged for the zoning guidelines to be ignored.