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“Fun evening in Siem Reap”

Phare, The Cambodian Circus
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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: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Great family entertainment by extremely talented young people. Its in an outdoor tent, but even on a warm, rainy night it was comfortable. I highly recommend

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

An amazing night, these performers are absolutely incredible. A must see when you’re in Siem Reap! I can’t recommend it enough!

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This was recommended by my Angkor Watt tour guide, and I was completely blown away by the talent of the performers. It's also nice that the money made from the show goes directly towards fair pay for the professional performers and back into the school.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

A must visit when you visit Siem Reap!
A heartening and laugh out loud show for the night! The dinner area has quite a few mosquitoes, but it’s okay because they provided complimentary OFF insect repellent which you can use it!

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend for those who wants to visit Siem Reap to make the time to watch the show. It is professionally organized and performed. Also, it is a touching story on how all the people involved are making difference to the society.

They got standing ovations on the day I watched the show.

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