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Phare Ponleu Selpak Circus
Phare Ponleu Selpak (Battambang)

Location: Battambang, Northwest Cambodia

Who and What : Phare Ponleu Selpak, meaning “the brightness of art”, is a Cambodian non-government organisation founded by 8 young Cambodians returnees from a refugee camp in Thailand. The idea is to use art and expression to help young refugees overcome trauma. They have created a cultural centre to improve living standards and revive Cambodian arts and culture.

The Experience: Experience a contemporary Cambodian circus show every Thursday at 6.30pm. Visit the centre and see art students training and learn about how our activities are helping communities. Join a visual arts workshop in traditional Khmer temple. Enjoy delicious Khmer cuisine in our restaurant (by appointment only).

From Hanuman
The Phare Ponleu Selpak circus is a wonderful experience, particularly for families travelling with children. The circus team includes skilled acrobats, master jugglers, contortionists and, of course, clowns. The clowns are from the Charlie Chaplin school of slapstick and their humour transcends the language barrier. They also perform in Phnom Penh quite regularly. Roll up, roll up, a visit to the circus is a must in Battambang.
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