Phare, The Cambodian Circus
Ring Road, south of the intersection with, Sok San Rd, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phare Ponleu Circus The Phare Ponleu Circus, inspiring and awe-inducing on many levels, delights kids from 2 to 92. Under the cover of a vintage, dusty big top tent, you're invited to witness thrilling acts that could easily be part of a Cirque du Soleil show. The circus evolved from a home for orphaned children, just after the Khmer Rouge fell. In addition to music and dance, the teachers began teaching performance art to the students, and over the decades, school projects transformed into a full-blown circus that tours globally. Each performance combines whimsy, comedy, reflection, and even hints of dark political satire.