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Phare Ponleu Selpak - Battambang Circus

| Anh Chanh Village, Ochar Commune, Battambang, Cambodia
+855 53 952 424
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One of the highlights of our 6 weeks in Cambodia

Phare is a “Must See” in our opinion! My husband and I lived in Battambang 14 years ago and loved... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Silver Spring, Maryland
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An amazing performance by local talent

It's amazing to see how this project is helping the artistic community of Battambang. Very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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. Circus shows: Adults: $14 - Children: $7 Show at 7pm, doors open at 6pm! Arrive early to grab a cold drink, visit our art exhibition hall and shop in the Boutique! November-March: every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 7pm April-May and July-August: every Monday, Thursday and Saturday, 7pm June, September and October: every Monday and Thursday, 7pm Campus tours ($5): Monday to Friday 8.30am, 9.30am, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“young people” (52 reviews)
“art exhibition” (17 reviews)
“cirque du” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Anh Chanh Village, Ochar Commune, Battambang, Cambodia
+855 53 952 424
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Phare is a “Must See” in our opinion! My husband and I lived in Battambang 14 years ago and loved the circus then. We couldn’t wait to bring our children back to experience it. After the first show, our kids begged to go back again....More

Thank renanaandjohn
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's amazing to see how this project is helping the artistic community of Battambang. Very impressing!

Thank verschraagen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must-see in Battambang! The students are incredible. The skills are as good as in Cirque du Soleil (but without the costumes. The musicians are also incredible. One of the best nights we have had on our trip so far. Go. You won't regret it....More

Thank debbers07
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

High quality performance and fun atmosphere. Totally worth the money and amazing social enterprise to support. There is a bar on-site for pre show beers or wine

Thank Meg B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely excellent acrobatics and choreography. The crew is passionate and this is a worthy social project. Go, enjoy and take your pictures with them afterwards. Very impressive for kids too.

Thank ghanbg
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for an evening cabaret show, amazing! Make sure to show up earlier and have a look around the grounds/exhibition, speak to the students and learn a bit about the Phare. Truly inspiring and hope it will keep going!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Phare circus twice while in Cambodia, the Siem Reap and Battambang shows although very different are spectacular in their own way. Battambang uses students who are still earning their professional stripes meaning you are willing for their success, for me this made...More

Thank Alex F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I agree with everyone’s raves about how wonderful the performance is. Let me just add two logistic details: 1. Plan on arrived around 6:30 to walk around the grounds. They have a nice gallery of the student’s artwork. 2. Since the audience is predominantly Westernn...More

1  Thank zuttoman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having seen Phare in Siem Reap, we questioned the value of going to another show in Battambang. But there is no question. Different shows, different students, different venue and different vibe. This was a much more authentic experience and we loved it, the same if...More

Thank sueanne_nicol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just back from a fantastic evening at the circus! The performers were energetic and hard working but above all talented. The stunts they pulled were so well coordinated. We could only be impressed. Cambodia is such a poor country in many ways but not in...More

Thank NaomiO
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Jillian R
24 December 2017|
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Response from PharePS | Property representative |
Hello! TripAdvisor doesn't allow us to include links in our answers. Please go on Phare Ponleu Selpak website (phareps) and click on Circus Schedule. We are looking forward to meeting you on Phare campus. Many thanks!
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31 July 2017|
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Response from Signe J | Reviewed this property |
Hi I think it is Saturday, Monday and Wednesday, but I'm pretty sure you can Google it to make sure. Enjoy 😀
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3 April 2017|
Response from ericregno | Reviewed this property |
the show begins at 7PM. As there are no reserved seat make sure you arrive earlier,then you will have time to discover our campus. The show tonight is "tchamleak". Looking forward to welcoming you tonight.