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Cambodian Circus Adopts ‘No Pain, No Gain’ Attitude in Bid to Break Record

Kampuchea Phare Circus

Choub Kanha, started her circus career at age 9, recently performed for more than 24 continuous hours in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the single longest circus performance.

The goal — drawing post-pandemic tourists to a long-running attraction in Siem Reap, which is best known for the nearby

Bou Ratha, circus artist of Kampuchea Phare Circus. (Image provided)

So on March 7, some 200 Phare Ponleu Selpak performers and backstage helpers began physically and mentally preparing themselves for the circus marathon. After a week of rehearsing, the performers were united as one and ready to perform.

The troupe rehearsed details ⇒

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