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Address: Anh Chanh Village, Ochar Commune, Battambang, Cambodia
Phone Number: +855 53 952 424
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Phare Ponleu Selpak is a Cambodian NGO that helps children and families...

Phare Ponleu Selpak is a Cambodian NGO that helps children and families from disadvantaged backgrounds through three fields of intervention: education, social support, and artistic trainings. Tours of the campus are provided Monday-Friday at 9:30am, 10:30am, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm. There are 2 to 4 circus shows each week. The doors open at 6, and the show starts at 7. Arrive early and check out the free art exhibition hall, shop in the boutique, or get a cold drink at the Bar. Check the website for the most updated circus schedule.

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We thoroughly enjoyed our evening of fabulous trapeze artists and awesome acrobatics. The music was also played by the students, who I understand were from disadvantaged... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening of fabulous trapeze artists and awesome acrobatics. The music was also played by the students, who I understand were from disadvantaged backgrounds. A truly artistic show.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The night we went looked a bit less spectacular than many of the photos I see here, so it's possible the level and impressiveness of the acrobatics varies by show. Nonetheless, even without juggling on bikes or rings of fire, still a five-star visit. The property is great, off the beaten path and lovely - and there's a great little... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent the whole time glued to the many artists. Just amazing go and see this show . Love love loved it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The performing circus of acrobats is highly entertaining and a great night out. Enjoyed by all in the audience. Great cause as it is a training school. Another attraction not to be missed when visiting Battambang.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone should see this! The energy of the performers is breath taking . the dancers beautiful , I laughed and held my breath on several occasions . The enrichment to the students and the town is a wonderful thing . There is a small cafe for a drink and bags of pop corn before hand . I am going again... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super recommended. The guys are good and they put a lot of passion. They can make mistakes, but are students. Remember it. The association is doing a great thing. Super recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great show, they told a story that was easy to follow and the acrobatics is amazing. Our kids do nouveau cirque at home, and were thrilled by the performance. The next day we went back and they were able to work out with the artists. We were also given a tour of the school.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a return tuktuk for $5 to the place and paid $14 per person to watch this. You can be there 20mins ahead. There is a cafe to chill, a local souvenir shop to support their local art, or even walk around the garden. The performance was great. It was not a big grand hall. It was a hut... More 

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PharePS, Public Relations Manager at Phare Ponleu Selpak - Battambang Circus, responded to this review

Dear Ley-lynn C, Thank you for your kind review! Your $14 entrance helps us pay salaries for the performers, buy circus equipment, and be able to provide all of our trainings (circus, music, dance, theatre, graphic design, animation, fine art) to over 1000 children absolutely free. Your support means so much to us and to our students. Hope you will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing skills, strength, rhythm and energy the performers have. I loved the live music and was enthralled watching the show. I have seen many Cirque de Solei performances and the smiles and energy these performers demonstrate was top notch. I was captivated. Their improve skills are also outstanding. So happy I was able to enjoy the circus and especially impressed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this show- had a Halloween special and was extremely atmospheric! Would love to go back. To get the best seats it's suggested to reserve as big tour groups take up centre seats!

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