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Phare Ponleu Selpak - Battambang Circus

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Address: Anh Chanh Village, Ochar Commune | P.O. Box 316 Battambang, Battambang, Cambodia
Phone Number: (0)53 952 424
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This show includes clowns, jugglers, a unicycle rider, acrobatics and musicians (the drummer is amazing!) The performers are disadvantaged kids who have been taught art, music and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This show includes clowns, jugglers, a unicycle rider, acrobatics and musicians (the drummer is amazing!) The performers are disadvantaged kids who have been taught art, music and circus skills. We went to see the circus here rather than in Siem Reap because we’d heard the performers at Battambang were the students who had yet to graduate and it was more... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The play is a bit disjointed, But the acrobatics are fine Full of entertainment, nearly top of the line i enjoyed it greatly, hope that you will too, So take a trip and check it out, And bring a friend with you :)

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Tolmie, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is the second time I have been here (18 months since I was in Battambang) and it is certainly inspirational. The young people do a brilliant job and it is an hour of pure entertainment. They are extremely clever not only with their skills, but in putting on show as well as it also involves a little light comedy.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

the student who perform are outstanding. i was meet them and they tries so hard and well trained and they got free artistic training and also get paid for their performance to improve their life. it was a valuable show must should spend time on.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I didn't realize this was the training school for the bigger production in Siem Reap, but still, had an enjoyable evening. The students were excellent and put a lot of love and care into the production. Well worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The children who perform are outstanding. I was scared for their lives with some of the acrobatic tricks they performed however they pulled them all off with no troubles and while I'm not someone who would usually go to a circus, I found this one very entertaining. The money going to back to such a good cause and them being... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This was the highlight of my whole trip to Cambodia. If you do nothing else, I recommend you going to this remarkable circus. Saw Sokha, it was incredibly moving, and the skills and application of the actors/acrobats and musicians was first class. A great night!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Yes $14 seems a lot but they support so many adolescents - 1500 if I remember correctly - in different arts and crafts projects as well as the acrobatic circus and shows. There are not many ways to spend money in Battambang while helping so many vulnerable children and here they can stay with their families and benefit from further... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We went as a family to "Chills" in Battambang, performed by students of the circus school. Daring, lively and entertaining, we were on the edge of our seats with big smiles on our faces for the full hour. We were impressed with the performers' energy and enthusiasm, even as sweat literally poured off them on a warm night under hot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Really enjoyed this evening out although note it's now $14 per adult which is a lot in Cambodia. It is more like a donation! Show is a little rough around the edges but energetic, daring, skillful and great fun to watch. Not much in the way of plot but this doesn't seem to matter. Also, the live music soundtrack is... More 

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