First-hand experience: Our main ambition when visiting Cambodia was to see Angkor Wat, like every other tourist on the planet. But we discovered that Siem Reap is so much more than Angkor Wat. A highlight of our stay was seeing Phare, a circus performed by young Cambodians.
Think a smaller scale Cirque du Soleil without all the pomp and circumstance. The performers are part of a social program founded by Phare Ponleu Selpak who seeks to improve the lives of at risk youth by educating them in the arts as well as providing professional training. Not only do you get to be fabulously entertained, you are helping the welfare of Cambodians as well.
Contributors: Amanda Johnson from Kid on the Road