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Siem Reap: Phare, the Cambodian Circus

Siem Reap: Phare, the Cambodian Circus

Activity provider: Phare The Cambodian Circus
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Experience the arts culture of Cambodia at Siem Reap’s 1-hour Phare Circus Show and see the famous artists of Phare Ponleu Selpak Artistic and Social Center from Battambang perform a blend of modern theater, music, dance, acrobatics, and more.

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  • Watch an incredible show that blends traditional and modern theater
  • See beautifully choreographed music and dance
  • Experience Cambodia's dynamic contemporary arts scene
  • Learn about life in Cambodia via a modern circus act
  • Be part of a non-profit organizations efforts to bring Cambodian arts to the rest of the world
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Enjoy an amazing blend of traditional and modern theater, music, dance, acrobatics, juggling and contortion, all beautifully choreographed and performed at a Siem Reap circus show. “Phare: The Cambodian Circus” is an offshoot project of Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS Association), which translates as “Brightness of the Arts.” The PPS Association is a Cambodian non-profit, non-governmental association, founded in 1994 by 8 young Cambodian ex-refugee artists from Anchanh Village, Ochar Commune in Battambang Province. Together, they help develop the careers of Cambodian artists, with the aim of reviving the nation’s art scene, making worldwide connections, and contributing to artistic, educational, and social programs. With this 1-hour show, experience the bright new future of Cambodian arts.
  • Phare Cambodian Circus show tickets
  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food or drinks
  • Souvenirs
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Meeting point

Phare Circus Ring Road, south of the intersection with Sok San Road, Siem Reap

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Important information

What to bring

  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Flash photography

Know before you go

  • Show time is 8:00 PM. The show lasts approximately 1 hour followed by the opportunity to interact with the artists afterward and take photos. You are permitted to take photos during the performance too, if the flash is off.
  • It's recommended to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to show time.
  • For the safety of the artists, and the comfort of other guests, no entrance is permitted once the show has started.
  • Phare Boutique and Phare Cafe open two hours prior to show time with unique locally-made crafts and gifts and dining before or after the show.
  • It can be warm in the Big Top. It's recommended to wear comfortable clothing suitable for warm weather and maybe grab a bottle of cool water to take in with you.
  • It's advisable to apply mosquito repellant before going outside early morning or evening in Cambodia, including your night at Phare.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 316 reviews

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Definitely a highlight of my trip. Runs about an hour. I splurged for a premium seat -- worth it! Store before circus if you want to shop. Food looks like snacks, saw popcorn. Indoor tent was blissfully air conditioned but they lent us fans. Performers were talented, funny and expressive. Gave 100% to all the photos at the end too!

July 11, 2022

We were recommended this show by a tour guide… and it absolutely blew us away. I recommend getting there early for dinner, the ambience is great. You get reserved seats so don’t need to fuss over getting there to get seats, just chill and enjoy. The show itself is one hour of nonstop fun. Worth every penny, and supports local communities and troubled youth. It was an event. Everyone at the show was so thrilled at the end with how it went. 10/10

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May 28, 2022

This show was incredible. It’s a good idea to go early to grab a good seat and spend some time watching the video playing on the large screen which is a short documentary of the Circus, how it was formed, and how it has benefited their society. Everyone stayed seated for the entire show and was respectful of the actors. It’s possible to take photos and videos without flash and its encouraged by the Circus to post them on social media.

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November 13, 2019

Product ID: 32609