Phare Ponleu Selpak Circus

Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS) proves that good things can sometimes come from bad times. Founded in 1986 in a refugee camp on the Thai border, this volunteer project used simple drawing workshops to help young refugees overcome the trauma of war through art and self-expression.

Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS) proves that good things can sometimes come from bad times. Founded in 1986 in a refugee camp on the Thai border, this volunteer project used simple drawing workshops to help young refugees overcome the trauma of war through art and self-expression.

The former children of PPS, who are now adults, run the home at Anh Chanh village near Battambang, where more than 100 students are able to enjoy free activities and support and get an education. Among the activities are an animation centre, music classes, and a performing arts theatre. Tours are available Monday–Friday from 9am to 3.30pm for US$5 per person.

They even have a circus, which has a growing reputation. Their circus opens at 6pm, with shows starting at 7pm. You can purchase your show tickets at the door, from US$14 for adults and US$7 for children.

 

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