By Phom Ravy, Urban Voice Cambodia, January 16, 2015
The Olympic Stadium was built in 1964 by Vann Molyvann, Cambodia’s most famous architect. His masterpiece was honorably signed by King Norodom Sihanouk. It became a very popular place for Cambodian events and was used for national and international football matches, exhibition ceremonies, national athletic events, entertainment shows, and reunion receptions.
Over the last several years, Phnom Penh has developed significantly. Most of the city is littered with high buildings. If you take a look at the area around the Olympic Stadium, you can see there are a number of high buildings such as supermarkets and Boreys being constructed there.
Sooner or later, the Olympic Stadium will be hidden behind all the skyscrapers, which would be a loss to our nation’s heritage and recreational space.
What are your thoughts on the development around the Olympic Stadium?