Phnom Penh, Cambodia
May 11, 2017

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s common-law wife, Madame Cielito ‘Honeylet’ Avanceña, was warmly welcomed as she visited the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

The visit formed part of the spouses program during the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) 2017 held in the kingdom for the very first time.

The Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda are located within the same compound. The Palace stands as a symbol of the Kingdom of Cambodia and serves as the residence of the King, as well as the venue for court ceremony.

The Silver Pagoda, named for its silver tiled floor, is a unique pagoda amongst the pagodas found in Phnom Penh. This is where the King meets with monks and royal ceremonies are performed. It also houses a collection of priceless Buddhist and historical objects such as the ‘Emerald Buddha.’

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