Visit the Circus
Social development also falls under the ecotourism banner, and Phare Ponleu Selpak is an organisation that has been championing that in Cambodia for more than two decades. Most famous for its circus shows that can be seen in Siem Reap daily and in Battambang on various nights of the week, Phare works with underprivileged children and their families by providing art schools, educational programmes and social support. A large portion of Cambodia’s contemporary artists are graduates of Phare, with it also running creative courses in theatre, design, music, dance, animation and graphic design. Guided tours run daily from Monday to Friday, where guests can see circus students learning new tricks, music students perfecting their notes, and visitors can also view a short film created by animation students.