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Phare, The Cambodian Circus
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Phare: The Cambodian Circus Show in Siem Reap
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All I can say about this “circus” is you do not want to miss experiencing it. My husband and I had no idea what to expect and it was way, way above our expectations! Great performances, temendous young energy, good story and all for a great cause! (Read more about it). Loved loved loved it! Wish we could see all their performances.

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"story line"
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"cirque du"
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"amazing performance"
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"front row"
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"money goes"
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"khmer rouge"
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"visiting siem reap"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it's a great s that's very entertaining. A must see if you 're in siem reap! You won't regret going and you're supporting a good cause!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truely amazing Talent from start to finish. Some incredible stunts, I couldn't believe my eyes! So flexible and strong and amazing balance. Everyone was so full of energy and got the crowd going.
I enjoyed the plot of the story and thought the music was exellent and in keeping with what we were watching.
Really great job everyone. Good luck to you all for the future. :)

Chris and Sarah. England.

Thank ChrisWils
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This show is a must see when in Siem Reap. We managed to get tickets on the day by booking online and thought the prices were well worth it. The show was extremely entertaining - each show has a different story line and the acrobatics and energy of the performance is phenomenal. As a word of warning, some shows have adult content so just be extra careful if watching with young children! I was also happy to see that the money goes to a great cause too.

Thank pb01151
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing show by the local artist! Foresure worth seeing! Great for kids and adults! Also for a good cause

Thank Mikael L
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