PHARE PONLEU SELPAK
Petit Futé's opinion on PHARE PONLEU SELPAK
Well yes, Battambang owns a circus! It is even a beautiful story that began in the Site 2 refugee camp in 1986 in Thailand, through the establishment of a drawing workshop for orphans in the camp. In 1992, the refugees returned home. The orphans have then become adults and decide with their teacher to maintain the spirit of solidarity that prevailed in the camp and to support the poor youth. On leaving Battambang, around the orphanage, a neighbourhood library, music classes, a centre for animation and social action, and then, in 1998, a circus school were gradually set up. Ponleu Selpak Lighthouse now welcomes more than 400 children and adults who come every day to draw and practice scrolls, trapeze, juggling, magic, and especially clowning! Representations are organised, ask directly at the centre or at the Asian Trails agency in Battambang, which supports the association.
There are two shows per week, on Monday and Thursday. And it's really worth the trip!
Opening time and information on PHARE PONLEU SELPAK
Admission at $10 ($5 for the children).