We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Phare Ponleu Selpak - Battambang Circus

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Anh Chanh Village, Ochar Commune, Battambang, Cambodia
Phone Number: +855 53 952 424
Website
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 807 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 506
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Brilliant!

Outstanding show with amazing, talented performers. A great night out! Book online and request a table at nearby restaurant for half an hour after show. Our kids loved the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

807 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 593: English reviews
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Outstanding show with amazing, talented performers. A great night out! Book online and request a table at nearby restaurant for half an hour after show. Our kids loved the interaction with locals :)

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Dalby, Australia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great local toupe providing an excellent show. A must if you are in Battambang. The acrobats really put in a top performance.

Helpful?
Thank Lisa499651
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
241 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a riveting performance by a group of young people who clearly train very hard. It was preceded by a dance group who were probably more 'local' than most of those seen by tourists. We enjoyed the whole thing very much. It's not cheap but the money goes to a good cause.

Helpful?
1 Thank Etosha
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided spontaneously to go to the circus - and it was absolutely worth the visit. You won't believe what these young people are able to do... and It's a really good project as well. So, don't miss out on going here.

Helpful?
Thank Jolly1802
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Humor, skills and creativity depicts this one hour show. I had such à good time watching, the teens all have their own talent and are happy while performing. Just go and see!!

Helpful?
Thank Clement M
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
115 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening of fabulous trapeze artists and awesome acrobatics. The music was also played by the students, who I understand were from disadvantaged backgrounds. A truly artistic show.

Helpful?
Thank loveholidays
Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The night we went looked a bit less spectacular than many of the photos I see here, so it's possible the level and impressiveness of the acrobatics varies by show. Nonetheless, even without juggling on bikes or rings of fire, still a five-star visit. The property is great, off the beaten path and lovely - and there's a great little... More 

Helpful?
Thank berkitron
Level Contributor
38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent the whole time glued to the many artists. Just amazing go and see this show . Love love loved it

Helpful?
Thank Lena R
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The performing circus of acrobats is highly entertaining and a great night out. Enjoyed by all in the audience. Great cause as it is a training school. Another attraction not to be missed when visiting Battambang.

Helpful?
Thank JodieS186
Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone should see this! The energy of the performers is breath taking . the dancers beautiful , I laughed and held my breath on several occasions . The enrichment to the students and the town is a wonderful thing . There is a small cafe for a drink and bags of pop corn before hand . I am going again... More 

Helpful?
Thank alison986

Travellers who viewed Phare Ponleu Selpak - Battambang Circus also viewed

Battambang, Battambang Province
Battambang, Battambang Province
 
Battambang, Battambang Province
Battambang, Battambang Province
 

Been to Phare Ponleu Selpak - Battambang Circus? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Phare Ponleu Selpak - Battambang Circus and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
1 month ago
over a year ago
Adelaide, Australia
over a year ago

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Phare Ponleu Selpak - Battambang Circus staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?