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Phare Ponleu Selpak - Battambang Circus

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Address: Anh Chanh Village, Ochar Commune, Battambang, Cambodia
Phone Number: 85553952424
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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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Great Showcase of Cambodien History

What Talent these people have. I was uncertain about going to see this show, however came out pleasently suprised. I am glad i went in Battambang rather than in the city.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What Talent these people have. I was uncertain about going to see this show, however came out pleasently suprised. I am glad i went in Battambang rather than in the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing talent. Must go and see the performance whilst in Battambang. If you are staying Battambang resort they can organise with transport for $1 extra

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Their artistic show is impressive and a lot of fun. Also they have a guided tour in the morning where you can visit the school, kindergarten, musicians, artists and the circus backstage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must of you are in Battambang, these kids are seriously talented and all the money goes to a good cause!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must do and must see !! We went with our kids, They really enjoyed, and we as well. It was amazing, fun, spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The circus performance is a must do in Battambang - it's not on every night so check this out (your accommodation/tuk tuk driver will know). The show is an hour long - full of colour, dance, moving theatre, acrobatics and live music. Just inspiring to see youth coming from difficult backgrounds putting their energy, enthusiasm and talent into producing a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This performance was so well done, it was the best way to end a rainy day in Battambang! I absolutely loved it and would go again to see a different show! Felt a ways out in the countryside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was honestly not expecting much for $14, but I was told this was a must see. I am glad that I listened and went because the performers were amazing. They told the entire history of Cambodia without using any words. There facial expressions and dances told everything in quite explicit detail. Even if you had no background on Cambodia... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic time at the circus. Performers were very professional and was happy to spend my $14 ticket money on supporting such a great cause. Would recommend a visit to anyone staying in Battambang. Thoroughly enjoyable!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This circus is definitely a time worth spent. Don't expect something like Cirque du Soleil, but the stunts are still pretty impressive.

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