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Phare Ponleu Selpak - Battambang Circus

Anh Chanh Village, Ochar Commune | P.O. Box 316 Battambang, Battambang, Cambodia
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Battambang
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Great event, great cause, great talent. Currently at $10usd a ticket. I went twice in my 5 day stay in Battambang. It was a different show both times and both were amazing! Highly recommended...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Super-nice. Don't expect a "so-so" show where you just come to support the NGO but don't really enjoy. Here you can attend an amazing show with unbelievable physical prowesses that can easily compete with the best circus shows in the world!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Brilliant. Do support it if you're in battambang. Different circus troupes try out their acts. Locals get to go for free and the Cambodian kids laughed their socks off! The one we saw was very skilled as well as being very funny. The school (art and drama too) is one of very few in Cambodia trying to rebuild their cultural... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you are in Battambang, do not miss to visit Phare Ponleu Selpak circus shows. It is really fun and creative with a nice music. It is a wonderful experience, particularly for families travelling with children. The circus team includes skilled acrobats, master jugglers, contortionists and, of course, clowns. The clowns are from the Charlie Chaplin school of slapstick and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Good fun and enjoyed by the performers as much as the audience. Mixed abilities on show but they have such enthusiasm that you can but smile. Diablo guy was amazing. Gd cause etc...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you're in Battambang, do not miss this! If you're not, then travel here and visit! Ok - it's not quite Cirque du Soleil, but this is afterall part of a school. Not just the circus, but also a show explaining some of the recent history of Cambodia - therefore it's much more interesting and meaningful if you know about... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The young students were very talented and the audience had a ball. Being under a big tent in very hot weather is not a good idea without proper ventilation. I can't imagine how the performers managed the heat, but they were great. I have no idea what the story was, but maybe the Khmer audience knew.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Although unsure of what a Cambodian circus would entail, this performance on 21 August put me completely at ease. The performers were slick, professional and highly entertaining. The fact that they are performing in such a little known area is a travesty. They should be on tour, spreading their talent. Anyone who can juggle on a uni cycle ON A... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Probably should have known that something that attracts so many westerners would also be a top priority for thieves to prowl! Having accidentally dropped my phone while applauding the performance, on initial search hoping it had just dropped to the foot rest, proved unsussesful, 3/4 of the way through the show, instead of disrupting those around me to extend the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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