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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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Very good performance. Theater was full and all enjoyed. A not to miss event if you visit Battambang.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good performance. Theater was full and all enjoyed. A not to miss event if you visit Battambang.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Phare Ponleu Selpak Circus in Battambang is definitely worth a visit. I was never that amazed what people can do without any tools and only with their creativity and abilities. The youngsters had so much fun performing their acrobatics on the stage that it was catching for the audience - it was magical!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! Truly an amazing show, talented, energetic, and inspiring kids. This may just be one of my favorite things I have done in 4 months of travel. When I wasn't laughing, I was smiling the whole time. This is such a great organization they have going here and I'm so happy to have contributed even such a small amount. Thank... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Although called a circus, this is a very dramatic show of acrobatics and drama, performed by vulnerable young adults who have been taken in and cared for in return for extremes of hard work and dedication. The show lasts an hour and is well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After enjoying the Phare performance in Siem Reap we were keen to visit the original school and to see the younger students performing. They did not disappoint! Such amazing skills and performance all executed with beaming smiles. The Phare Ponleu Selpak school provides free education including acrobatics, visual arts, animation media and dance to around 1200 students. What a wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely worth the $14 ticket price, very impressive acrobats and tricks. No animals, all performed by local young people, very professional, funny, entertaining - a must-see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These guys and girls were unbelievably amazing! The first circus experience for me but not for my girlfriend and we both were blown away. The show compare spoke French and English as the company was started by a French lady. Super welcoming, very funny even if you don't understand the language and so entertaining! Fire show, acrobatics and the best... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't really know what to expect but we LOVED it. So so worth it! It's purely beautiful, funny and fascinating ❤️ Bonus: you support local people

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This show was just excellent. The young troop pulled up very impressive tricks on live music. They seemed to have a ton of fun while doing the show that was so great!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Entertaining and nice performance of the boys and girls from the circus school. Don't expect a perfect performance, they are training every day to once achieve this. The real strength of this show is the enthusiasm and smiles from the artists... priceless. However... the entrance fee is quite pricey ($49 for 2 adults and 3 kids).

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

Dear Wouter, Thanks so much for your kind review. Our students are training 5 days a week and dream of becoming professional artists. Thanks to your entrance fee, we are able to provide these trainings free of charge, and help these Cambodian students reach their dreams. Although $14 per adult may seem expensive to you, it helps us do great... More 

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