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Phare Ponleu Selpak - Battambang Circus

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Address: Anh Chanh Village, Ochar Commune, Battambang, Cambodia
Phone Number:
+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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We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the circus. What the students can do is amazing and had the whole audience gasping with shock as they effortlessly through each other around and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the circus. What the students can do is amazing and had the whole audience gasping with shock as they effortlessly through each other around and performed some very impressive acrobatics! This is a great cause and something I would definitely go to again if I was in the area. There is also one in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great show to support children in need. Go ahead and enjoy this show which mixes theatre and dancing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the show. A little bit expensive (49 USD for 2 adults and 3 kids above 12) but as the money is used for a good cause it's not really important. The show in itself was really great : fun, impressive, powerful, both adults and children loved it. This is a must see attraction if you are in Bantambang.

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

Thanks for the great review! But it looks like you meant to review our professional circus in Siem Reap: Phare, The Cambodian Circus. We are the NGO that trains those circus artists, and our performances cost $14 per person. We are located in Battambang, and are a very different experience from the show up in Siem Reap. Hopefully you can... More 

Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very talented and amazingly fit performers demonstrate what can be done with a human body in this richly cultural yet global perfomance. Kept us rivetted on the edge of our (not terribly comfortable) bench seats - but well worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the show and brilliantly adapted live music by those highly motivated students at Phare Ponleu Selpak. It was a great evening out. We would definitely come back and recommend to anyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A mini cirque du soleil, 'Cambodian-style'. The show we saw was equal parts impressive and funny. Such a talented bunch and such a worthy social contribution to support. A number 1 experience when visiting Battembang

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We were a little hesitant given the price and thought it would be a backyard style circus. Nope! It's AMAZING, they are so talented and it was so much fun! What incredible young people! DO This! You just must if in Siem Reap

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Outstanding show with amazing, talented performers. A great night out! Book online and request a table at nearby restaurant for half an hour after show. Our kids loved the interaction with locals :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Great local toupe providing an excellent show. A must if you are in Battambang. The acrobats really put in a top performance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This was a riveting performance by a group of young people who clearly train very hard. It was preceded by a dance group who were probably more 'local' than most of those seen by tourists. We enjoyed the whole thing very much. It's not cheap but the money goes to a good cause.

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