Finding Sports In Phnom Penh | Ex-pats & Backpacker Guide

Finding Sports Phnom Penh | Ex-pats & Backpacker Guide

Sports In Phnom Penh

Finding Sports In Phnom Penh | Ex-pats & Backpacker Guide

If you’re a backpacker or an ex-pat in Phnom Penh, you may be thinking about where all the sports clubs are? Having lived in Phnom Penh in 2017, I can tell you there are loads of great clubs.

When I used to have lunch in a cafe near Central Market, And I met a Swedish guy who went kickboxing a couple of times a week, he invited me to join him, and it was terrific to learn martial arts and develop myself.

Once you meet more ex-pats you find a lot are affiliated with sports clubs in Phnom Penh. Sport is great for your’re physical and mental well-being. Phnom Penh has a great ex-pat community, and you will meet loads of people and eventually build friendship circles to get you out of you’re shell and enjoy this fantastic city. Phnom Penh covers all bases with excellent sporting activities, Don’t miss out!

Below I go into more detail about the sporting activities you can do in Phnom Penh – I hope this helps.


From my understanding, it seems a lot of kickboxing gyms have now closed, possibly due to the pandemic? While living in Cambodia, I remember their was a kickboxing gym right next to Olympic Stadium right on the campus, and it was only $1.00 per session.

Theirs a gym by Russian Market, and it’s called Cambodian Top Team, which has professional fighters and is Khmer ran. You also get ex-pats training, so you won’t be the only foreigner.

Kickboxing was invented in Cambodia, so you will get high-quality training here. Maybe even get bout if you want? You defiantly can spar, so bring your gum shield.

Cambodian Top Team

Address: Address: #2s St468 Toul Tompong, St 468, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phone: +855 12 282 282

Website: Click here

Mon-Thurs 6 am-9 pm

Fri-Sat 6am-9:30pm

Sun- 8am-9pm


If you’re a bit of a soccer player, there’s a football club called Riel Phnom Penh Football Club.

The football club is the most prominent amateur football team in Phnom Penh and was founded in 2013. The group mainly consists of ex-pats/

Khmer players and has over 100 members with over ten nationalities.

The club is regularly active and competes in competitions both in Phnom Penh and outside Cambodia.

Women train at the Russian Market Tuesdays at Cool Sports 7 pm-8 pm (Russian Market)

Men train at KB sports club near the Australian Embassy 7:30 pm-8:30 pm.

If you have any inquiries, you can check their website here.

Finding Sports Phnom Penh | Ex-pats & Backpacker Guide


Badminton is a sport where you need to be fit and a desire to win as it gets intense with fast movements and heat from the indoor court. Although badminton isn’t the most popular sport, it’s a great way to burn off calories and have fun.

The Cambodian Country Club has two indoor courts and lets you play anytime you want. The Country Club also has qualified coaches ready to train you whenever.


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The country club also offers Archery, Basketball, swimming, fencing, tennis, table tennis, and volleyball.

Address: Street 2004, Group 6, Sangkat Toeuk Thla,Khan Sen Sok Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia (5 min. from Phnom Penh International Airport)

Phone: +855 70 88 55 91 // +855 77 89 55 91

Website: Click here


Table Tennis

Table tennis is a competitive game, with focus and reflexes being key to success. It’s also perfect for your mental health as concentration has to be high, and it takes your mind off things.

Address: Street 2004, Group 6, Sangkat Toeuk Thla,Khan Sen Sok Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia (5 min. from Phnom Penh International Airport)

Phone: +855 70 88 55 91 // +855 77 89 55 91

Website: Click here



Basketball has grown in Cambodia now seems to be a regular sport played at colleges and high schools. Both genders are playing basketball equally and has started to take off.

Their are many clubs up and down Cambodia now, with tournaments happening all over the country.

If your after a basket court theirs one at the Olympic stadium, but in terms of clubs, I can’t find any, but Factory Phnom Penh Organized has friendly matches every Sunday. Just drop a message on their contact form, and they will back to you.

Finding Sports Phnom Penh | Ex-pats & Backpacker Guide


Judo is fairly popular in Cambodia and has a few clubs around Phnom Penh. The most prominent club is at the Olympic Stadium.

There are a few national tournaments around the country that attracts around a few 100 people from local judo clubs in Siem reap and Phnom Penh.

You can find the Cambodia Judo Center at the Olympic stadium. There aren’t many details about it, but it is probably the fastest way to find out if you go on Facebook and do a search.


If you’re in on Penn around April time, it gets roasting, so I suggest you go for a swim to cool down.

The cool thing about swimming in Phnom Penh is you get to swim in quirky hotels with swimming pools on rooftops, especially around BKK 1.

Below I’ve listed the public pools to checkout

Olympic Stadium Pool- (Next To Olympic Stadium)

I’ve been here a few times, and even though it’s old, It’s still quite impressive with a 50-meter length with a bargain $1 price tag.

Theirs talk of a massive $2 million renovation and an indoor facility of the pool, and apparently, it will be free to use.

Address: Charles de Gaulle Boulevard-

Opening Times

Mon-Sun 6am-8pm

Entrance fee: $1

Aquarius Hotel

This pool has so much class with amazing views, glass panels, and an infinity pool! If you’re looking for an afternoon chill, this should be your place. There is also a sky bar if you need any beverages

Address: Preah Ang Phanavong St. (240), Phnom Penh- 023 972 089

Opening Times:

Mon-Sun 7am-11pm

Entrance: $12


Tennis is an excellent sport that tests your endurance with games that can go on for hours. Tennis is also relatively cheap, and it doesn’t cost the earth. I always found that having a game of tennis after work was quite relaxing and a good workout.

Cambodia tennis and soft tennis court– has indoor tennis courts that are of pretty decent quality, and you can get some competitive matches.

Address- Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh

Phone: +855 69 600 499

Opening Hours: 5am-9pm

Price: $6

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