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Phare Ponleu Selpak - Battambang Circus

Anh Chanh Village, Ochar Commune | P.O. Box 316 Battambang, Battambang, Cambodia
(0)53 952 424
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Battambang
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We had an excellent time seeing the circus and it really lived up to our expectations. The performance follows a story with English, french, and khmer cues along the way to help you understand. Their were some inoressive acrobatics but the primary appeal of the performance was the enthusiasm and showmanship of thr performers.

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Lachen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Circus www.phareps.org Impressive performance of young, talented artists. Highly recommended - we are delighted with the professional choreography and artistic and acting skills of those young people. The musicians of the circus orchestra played sensational. Contrary to the information in the current travel books performances are not only on Thursdays but also on Mondays and Saturdays, and now also in... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great fun for a night in Battambang! The performers are young (15-20) but excellent (a few in particular stand out), and the show is infused with a lot of humor. The acts consist of juggling (including things on fire), tumbling and flipping, a unicycle rider, some kind of giant yo-yo thing I'm not sure the name of, and more that... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Amazing show! If you are in Battambang, do not miss to visit Phare Ponleu Selpak circus shows.The young students were very talented. The students are also selling some amazing artwork to support the school.

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sanur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The circus was entertaining, funny and exhilarating. The live band created real atmosphere and mood. The performers were of high standard. It was a real treat to see young Cambodians having a great time. The circus tent had fans. I really enjoyed this experience

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Uetikon am See, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Circus www.phareps.org Impressive performance of young, talented artists. Highly recommended - we are delighted with the professional choreography and artistic and acting skills of those young people. The musicians of the circus orchestra played sensational. Contrary to the information in the current travel books performances are not only on Thursdays but also on Mondays and Saturdays, and now also in... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

You cannot go to Battambang and miss out on this! You just have to see it to believe it. The energy and enthusiasm is infectious; and all for such a good cause. A truly memorable night out.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Great performance from the kids. The show was amazing! Would recommend it 100%. Totally worth spending the money. Great vibes from the organizers and the public.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you do nothing other than the Angkor temples - this is IT. The best night in a long time. The energy, the raw athletic prowess and the utter enjoyment these performers shared was infectious.

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My expectations for this circus were high, but Phare Ponleu Selpak far exceeded them. At only $10 per ticket, it was incredible value for such great entertainment. The performers were as talented as any I've seen in Cirque du Soleil, and the "story" was easy to follow despite the Khmer dialogue -- which I felt added to the charm. Seating... More

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