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Meet the Stars – Choub Kanha

Meet the Stars – Choub Kanha


Posted By on Nov 28, 2016

At the tender age of 21, Choub Kanha is one of the busiest stars of the Phare family. Kanha performs in Eclipse, Sokha and now our newest show Same Same But Different (SSBD). Unlike any of the other shows at Phare, SSBD explores the cultural differences and personality quirks between Cambodians and westerners in a hilarious theatrical performance featuring brand new stunts.   How did you become a performer for Phare? I am from...

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Cambodian Water Festival (Bon Om Touk)

Cambodian Water Festival (Bon Om Touk)


Posted By on Nov 13, 2016

The Water Festival (ព្រះរាជពិធីបុណ្យអ៊ុំទូក) is one of the most important holidays in Cambodia.   The Water Festival takes place over three days in November all over Cambodia, with the biggest celebrations along the Tonle Sap River in front of Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. The Water Festival was first celebrated in the 12th century, around the time of Angkorian King Jayavarman VII. The King’s Navy helped usher in the...

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Cambodian Independence Day

Cambodian Independence Day


Posted By on Nov 9, 2016

Happy Cambodian Independence Day!   Today, 9th November marks the anniversary of Cambodia independence day from France in 1953. With the arrival of the French in 1863, Cambodia became a protectorate of France. By the twentieth century the country was essentially a French colony. In 1941, the French installed Prince Sihanouk on the Cambodian throne. Having sensed a weakened French influence during World War II, Sihanouk, with the...

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So Phare, So Green!

So Phare, So Green!


Posted By on Nov 7, 2016

Phare are committed to our beloved hometown of Siem Reap. We think it’s great that the word is out about the joys of Cambodia. We want the world to see this beautiful country and our shows but the growing impact that tourism is having on the environment is cause for concern. As one of the most popular attractions in Siem Reap we are doing what we can to constantly improve and reduce our own footprint, we sincerely hope that soon...

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Phare Band Rocks the Street

Phare Band Rocks the Street


Posted By on Oct 22, 2016

Phare Band Rocks the Street If you’ve been to the iconic red big top of Phare, The Cambodian Circus for one of the nightly performances, we’re sure you’ll agree that the high energy live music adds so much to the show. Phare musicians play traditional read more

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How to Celebrate Pchum Ben

How to Celebrate Pchum Ben


Posted By on Sep 21, 2016

How to Celebrate Pchum Ben By Mengteang Thong Cambodian people have a deep respect for their parents, grandparents, and ancestors. Each year in September there is a ceremony called Pchum Ben “បុណ្យភ្ជុំបិណ្យ”, which combines the Khmer words “Pchum”, which means “to gather together”, and “Ben”, a “ball of food”. The ceremony takes 15 days and is a time when Cambodians honor their ancestors up to seven...

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