Guests of Cambodia who decides to visit this beautiful country in May 2023 will witness a grand event, an event that is held every two years in the countries of Southeast Asia.
It will be the 2023 Southeast Asian Games, or the Thirty-Second Southeast Asian Games, which Cambodia will host for the first time.
The 2023 Southeast Asian Games will be held from May 5 to May 17, 2023, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, under the theme “Sport: Live in Peace.”
Forty-eight sports and demonstration sports have been officially included in the list for the thirty-second SEA Games, and 13 sports for the twelfth ASEAN Paralympic Games.
The ASEAN Paralympic Games will be held from 3 to 9 June 2023.
Members of the Southeast Asian Games Federation are Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
We fervently hope they will all participate in the 2023 Southeast Asian Games in Cambodia.
The mascot of the Games will be two rabbits in red and blue Cambodian uniforms: Borey (a boy) and Romduol (a girl with a name symbolizing the national flower of Cambodia).
The centerpiece of the SEA Games will be Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh, which took four years to build from 2017 to 2021 and has a capacity of 60,000 spectators. It will be used for the opening and closing ceremonies and athletics events.
In addition, the Morodok-Techo sports complex includes a 3,000-seat water sports complex with a competition pool, a diving pool, and a six-lane warm-up pool,
as well as indoor halls for badminton, table tennis, volleyball, and basketball.
The building of the NOC Service Center and the Games Control Center is located next to the main stadium. In contrast, the site of the International Broadcasting Center is in its vicinity.
Adjacent to the Morodok Techno National Stadium is the Sports Village, which will provide 6,100 beds to athletes in various buildings, including apartment buildings and townhouses.
The ceremony of lighting the Olympic torch was held on March 21 in the city of Siem Reap, in the famous temple of Angkor Wat.
At this ceremony, His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromnit NORODOOM SIHAMONI, King of the Kingdom of Cambodia, graciously ignited the torch.
The height of the torch is 75 cm, and the weight is just over one kilogram. The top of the torch was designed to reflect the symbol of the Romdul, the national flower of the Kingdom of Cambodia,
and it is covered in golden color to show that the Kingdom of Cambodia and its people have risen to the top.
The torch was carried around the temple of Angkor Wat, and on March 22, it leaves Cambodia to tour 10 ASEAN countries. After that, on April 27, the torch will return to Cambodia, where
The Olympic torch relay will begin.
The relay will start in Phnom Penh on National Road 5 and pass through the provinces of Kampongspeu, Kampong Chhnang, Pursat, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, and Siem Reap.
On the way back, the torch, through Kampong Thom and Kampong Cham Provinces, will return to Kandal Province via National Road 6A and finally to Morodok Techo National Stadium for the opening ceremony of the Thirty-Second SEA Games.
Here is the link to the official website of the 2023 Southeast Asian Games.