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Phare Ponleu Selpak - Battambang Circus

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Address: Anh Chanh Village, Ochar Commune, Battambang, Cambodia
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+855 53 952 424
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Phare Ponleu Selpak is a Cambodian NGO that helps children and families...

Phare Ponleu Selpak is a Cambodian NGO that helps children and families from disadvantaged backgrounds through three fields of intervention: education, social support, and artistic trainings. Tours of the campus are provided Monday-Friday at 9:30am, 10:30am, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm. There are 2 to 4 circus shows each week. The doors open at 6, and the show starts at 7. Arrive early and check out the free art exhibition hall, shop in the boutique, or get a cold drink at the Bar. Check the website for the most updated circus schedule.

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Well deserved reputation for superb performance

This was a wonderful performance by superbly trained performers who seemed to love what they do. With the ethos this organisation has, we were delighted to be able to support it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Barnard Castle
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a wonderful performance by superbly trained performers who seemed to love what they do. With the ethos this organisation has, we were delighted to be able to support it and have such a good time too.

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

I saw the show "Chills" at Phare Ponleu Selpak and was really impressed by the artist's performance. They showed breathtaking skills and the show was very well underlined by live music. I was very touched to see an apsara dance piece which was very high quality also. I also recommend to bring some time to spend on the campus to... More 

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Sweet Home, Oregon
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

This was a fantastic evening for us in Battambang. We had read and heard so many wonderful things about this circus and they all were true. These young people are very talented and are excellent performers. Their enthusiasm is contagious and I felt they really energized the audience and elevated everyone to a high level of appreciation and respect for... More 

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

From start to finish these remarkable young artists effortlessly held my attention with their fantastic performances. I generally have the attention span of a gnat, but I thoroughly enjoyed every moment and spent the entire show in awe of their various skills. Phare Ponleu Selpak is a nonprofit organisation which seeks to help Cambodian children and young people find a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

I went to see Phare last Thursday night for the Phumstyle show. It was an excellent performance and it is hard to believe that the performers & musicians are students and children. The show was well choreographed, the story easy to follow and the stunts excellent. Even though there were sometimes really small mistakes made, the kids were quick to... More 

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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Definitely one of our highlights in Cambodia. Extremely talented and artistic youth and a very entertaining show. I had read a lot about it, but it still exceeded my expectations. Cannot recommend it enough.

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Thank Elisabeth F
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

The circus school's humble history makes it more meaningful to watch. The performance is very entertaining, the music is amazing and the performers keep you engaged throughout the show. Must see when in Battambang!

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Reviewed 25 March 2017

This was a fantastic show yes there are political undertones which are very just its a great show and I would all who visit here to go and see it

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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

What a bunch of talented performers! We thoroughly enjoyed this show in an old circus tent. The performers are truly a joy to watch and the musicians were just outstanding. Please support this important association, the work and opportunities they provide to at risk local youth is free and so valuable.

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

I watched the circus performance here and visited the school the next day. The ticket to the performance is $14 and the school visit $5. If you purchase them together ON THE SAME DAY, it's $17. Remember, you MUST purchase them on the SAME DAY in order to get the $2 discount. I already watched Eclipse at Phare Circus in... More 

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PharePS, Public Relations Manager at Phare Ponleu Selpak - Battambang Circus, responded to this review

Dear Meiyi, Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed our shows both in Siem Reap and in Battambang! It's enthusiasm from guests like you who give our students the energy to perform such great shows under the big top. We also appreciate your feedback regarding our campus tours. Our tour guide is a graduate from our... More 

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