Phare Ponleu Selpak Circus
A great circus performed by young Cambodians doing juggling, acrobatics, clowning, balance and dance, all set to a Cambodian story (no animals). The humour is cranked right up and is entertaining for adults and children alike. They also perform their own music and the show lasts about 1.5 hours. Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS) is a Cambodian non-profit association working with vulnerable children, young adults and their families through arts schools, social support and educational programs. Your US$14 (child $8) ticket goes to supporting PPS who now support over 1000 children in Cambodia. The Battambang big top is smaller (and cheaper) than the Siem Reap performance, but no less entertaining. Go! There are usually at least two shows on a week all year round. You can buy your ticket at the venue, although it's likely to be sold out on the door so best to get your ticket earlier. Your guesthouse or a tuk-tuk driver will source tickets for you in advance (even if just earlier in the day). The circus is a 10 min tuk-tuk ride out of town, $5. There will be tuk-tuks waiting outside when you come out. Tel: +855 77554413 Website: www.phareps.org/ Address: Anh Chanh village, Ochar commune , P.O. Box 316.