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“a shame”

The Olympic Stadium
Ranked #30 of 119 things to do in Phnom Penh
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Colombes, France
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180 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“a shame”
Reviewed March 31, 2014

this used to be an open place with the stadium in the middle, a lovely building by the khmer architect, van molyvann. it has been sold by the government to real estate developpers. sure it is now developped! the poor stadium can hardly be seen behind the hideous shopping malls and condominiums soon available....and traffic around the stadium is horrendous because of all the works..disfigured for the sake of profit...a temple to consuming society, a shame!

Visited March 2014
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“Enjoy sunset here..”
Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Get away from the crowds of tourists. The Olympic Stadium gathers all the locals going here early morning or late afternoon doing exercise. I went there around 5pm with some friends, enjoyed local food and watched all the people dance in small (or some actually quite big) groups in front of improvised speakers. Great place to hang around! (Or do some actual jogging around the stadium's running tracks).

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Morning & Evening Exercise”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

This stadium was built in 1963-64. It survived the civil war and the Khmer Rouge era. Now it is used by many residents of Phnom Penh for morning and evening exercise. Once a while, you could watch some local teams playing soccer here. Attached to it is an Olympic size swimming pool and diving pool. Sadly, the land surrounding it is being developed and the new apartments and shopping mall will block the view of the streets around it.

Visited February 2014
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Worth a walk.”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

Not a world class stadium but well worth a visit in early evening! The locals are out in force running on the track and dancing on the upper tiers- a pleasure to see! But take a stroll around the outer areas and you will be amazed at the number of sports being played from wrestling, martial arts, football, volleyball and even boules. Well worth a visit if you like an early evening stroll.

Visited February 2014
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Meiningen, Germany
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42 attraction reviews
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“Interesting building, half abounded, half in use”
Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

This massive structure is a real landmark! It's architecture is surprising and shows the communism structures of the Khmer Rouge period. Half of the building seems abounded while other parts are still in use. Football games are often held here and other (privat) sportsmen circle the area. It's right next to the spooky City Mall and free of entry for everyone.

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