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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

If you go to Battambang don't miss it, it is a unique experience in Cambodia! Circus show are great and it is really interesting to see the school where so many young artist come everyday to learn and practice circus but also dance, theater and music.

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was one of the standout things in all of Cambodia to date! The performers were so skilled and animated, I was unable to pull my eyes from the performance!! There was a well conveyed storyline, great interaction with the audience and very well executed acrobatics. This is definatly worth going to and I would go again and again if... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Brilliant show and by far the best thing to do in Battambang. We saw the Eclipse show - great story, beautifully choreographed and completely captivating. Great to see how successful the Phare school is. World-class, professional show - highly recommended!!

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

we visited the circus show in both siem reap (ticket price $15) and battambang ($10), the performance in battambang was casted by the 3rd/4th generation of Cambodian circus school, way much better than the one in Siem reap. But both are worthwhile to see, if you are only staying in Siem Reap, its also highly recommended! The artists are absolutely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

What a relief from the other, more somber attractions in Cambodia. It was so much fun to see these kids perform with such professionalism and passion for what they do. Also very heartwarming to hear that 2 of them had been accepted into one of the world's best circus schools in Montreal! The art gallery near the entrance is also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Such a lot of fun. Relaxing and funny, and a nice change from our otherwise more gloomy and quiet experiences in cambodia (killingfields, temples etc. Loved those too but nice with some happier and more lively variation!). They perform saturdays and mondays in the evening. *spoiler alert* Dance, music, acrobatics, story, comedy and fire. Loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

I was thrilled when I read that I would be in Battambang on one of the nights the circus was performing. The shows are on a Monday and Thursday, and I believe they have added a Saturday show as well. I thoroughly enjoyed this show mainly for the enthusiasm these kids showed. They were all real little actors and entertainers.... More

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was a highlight of my 8 weeks in SE Asia. The performance was mesmerizing and I would have paid more for the ticket. It was humorous and enjoyable to watch.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was one of the highlights of my trip and one of the most entertaining shows I've ever seen. The music was great, drums and Cambodian instruments I've never heard before. The first act was a sort of play, with a Cambodian princess and a cripple and a group of toughs from the town. I have no idea what they... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

a must! such an inspiration to see kids demonstrate their talents with enthusiam and perseverance. A great cause. kids are so talented and have mastered amazing skills

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