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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
Type: Performances
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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Fun, energetic circus showcase the students of Phare Ponleu. Arrive early to watch them practice and having fun. The students are also selling some amazing artwork to support the school.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Enthusiasm of the crowd matched by the skill and enthusiasm of the performers. Would highly recommend!

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Battambang
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

What do you think about bamboo train fare? It's a bit stupid to pay such a big money to ride the bamboo train just a short distance about 8 km, and the bamboo train owner can only get five buck from passengers, what about the rest? Some part of the money they have to pay to police who stay over... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

circus show are so enthousiastics ! great energy ! live music ! it is a little too hot because of light and so many public. But I appreciate the fact the community around is coming > it is not only a western show, it is for everyone. ... and it is a wonderful project of education supported by Arts with... More

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Doha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were amazed at the quality and depth of the performances from the musicians, artist (painter) and centre stage: the dancers/acrobats/traipses the list could go on. These very talented students twisted and turned their bodies to tell the tale of Cambodia's history in an unique way. Their energy and skills were awesome. Don't miss this experience. Remember to take water... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

No wonder this is billed as the top attraction in Battambang both the show and the students were astounding. Personally I love theatre and performance and I've seen a few different circuses before but in Battambang I witnessed tumbling I've never seen before, balancing acts I was convinced couldn't be done and constantly squealed in fear for the performers. However,... More

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Amazing circus show - so close to the action, such raw talent, such inspiring energy and enthusiasm. This is truly demonstrating the rich cultural heritage of Cambodia. Visit mid-afternoon to see classes in action for the circus, visual arts. Kids will love the show. Its only an hour and they will be on the edge of their seats! Guarantee!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Fast paced incredibly talented young people doing an amazing job. Highly recommend - a must do while in Battambang.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

We went to the circus after a long day of travelling and loved it! It's not cheap - 10$ for international people, much less for locals. Go early to the arts centre to support the school and get a painting done by one of the kids. The circus is performed in Khmer so at first we thought it would be... More

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Battambang, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Attended a performance of the Battambang Circus last Monday evening. It was a lively presentation by the fledgling troupe of acrobats that encompassed gymnastics, dance, pantomime and music. The youthful performers were surely energetic and charming. Some of the routines need a little more refinement, but overall they gave quite a dynamic, professional display of athleticism. The Battambang Circus, official... More

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