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Phare, The Cambodian Circus

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Address: Ring Road | South of intersection with Sok San Road, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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+855 15 499 480
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8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Phare, The Cambodian Circus

"Amazing vibe & energy, transforming...

Phare, The Cambodian Circus

"Amazing vibe & energy, transforming the lives of Cambodian youth"

Experience Siem Reap's most unique, authentic top rated (TripAdvisor & Lonely Planet) evening entertainment.

More than just a circus, Phare, the Cambodian Circus performers use theater, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories; historical, folk and modern. The young circus artists will astonish you with their energy, emotion, enthusiasm and talent.

Phare artists are students and graduates from Phare Ponleu Selpak's vocational training centre in Battambang. The association was formed in 1994 by 9 young men coming home from a refugee camp after the Khmer Rouge regime. They were greatly helped during that time by an art teacher using drawing classes as therapy and wanted to share this new skill among the poor, socially deprived and troubled youngsters in Battambang. They founded an art school and public school followed to offer free education. A music school and theatre school were next and finally, for the kids who wanted more, the circus school. Today more than 1,200 pupils attend the public school daily and 500 attend the alternative schools. Phare Ponleu Selpak also has extensive outreach programs, trying to help with the problems highlighted in their own tales.

Phare The Cambodian Circus offers these students and graduates somewhere to hone their skills and a place to earn a decent wage. Money that will take them out of poverty and give them self-respect and freedom.

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This is one of the best performances ever, both dramatic, fun, acrobatic and with a good cause. Strongly recommended! Only backside is that you have to be sitting straight up and... read more

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This is one of the best performances ever, both dramatic, fun, acrobatic and with a good cause. Strongly recommended! Only backside is that you have to be sitting straight up and not move for the 1,5 hour the show goes on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The joy in the faces of Phare's performers would melt even the iciest human being. Blending acrobatics and art to relate Cambodia's history was wonderfully integrated by the talented troupe. Add to that the humanitarian cause of lifting up the local citizens makes this a definite must see in Siem Reap.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to see this on the 19th of February and thought it was fantastic. We purchased dinner with Show and had front row seats! The show was like cirque de soleil, Cambodia style. The music was original and very well done, lots of funny and moments. Would recommend to watch if you are going to Siem Reap!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had the opportunity to visit Phare, The Cambodian Circus during recent photo trip to Siem Reap. Energetic, inventive and filled with energy- the time passed quickly as we watched in amazement what the acrobats could do with their bodies. One of the best circus performances I have ever seen. The performance is all acrobats with no animals. Even better... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our second trip to the circus, this time for the show Sohka. The production is fantastic - everything from front of house, technics and lighting, acrobats, set design, choreography, musicians and artist was of a highly professional standard and all by outstanding khmer talent. The show Sohka is moving, challenging, clever and uplifting. I was moved to tears... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a group of really talented acrobats, accompanied by genuine Cambodian music. They are all natural showman and we had a great time! Significantly no trained animals were used in the performance. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a great time at The Cambodia Circus! Excellent story line, lots of laughs, and jaw-dropping stunts. You can tell they all enjoy what they do, and it supports a great cause as well. I would definitely suggest adding this to your Siem Reap itinerary!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The students were entertaining, cheeky and talented. A few mishaps on two acts that were corrected on the second try. For the price and their skill level.. and for the cause.. you have to go see them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got the general admission tickets that morning. We arrived around 7:30 and already the seats were filling. Hand held fans are distributed on entrance and I needed it! Halfway through the show I became antsy because the benches were hard and it was so warm. Photos without a flash turned out great. Do go, it's an experience.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Must see show in Siem Reap. Seriously talented performers and musicians. Dinner was good too! Great to support the local students from the school.

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