Guinness Record Making Circus Show in Cambodia

While circus troupes have started to vanish in India, a circus troupe of Cambodia entered the Guinness Book of Records for performing the world’s “longest circus show.” It may be noted that it is an animal-free circus.

Last week, the authorities of Guinness World Records recognized the 24 hours, 10 minutes, and 30 seconds long performance by the Phare Ponleu Selpak of Cambodia as the longest circus show in the world. Phare Ponleu Selpak is a non-profit circus organization.

It had its record-breaking performance in northwest Battambang province of Cambodia from March 7 to March 8, 2021. After more than a year-long assessment and scrutiny, the authorities of the Guinness Book of Records accepted their record-making feat in November this year.

In its press release, the Phare Ponleu Selpak said the Guinness World Records officially granted the title to the organization after the completion of the year-long assessment of 131 pages and 25 videos of evidence.

On its website, the Guinness World Records described the Phare Ponleu Selpak as an organization founded by Cambodian refugees to help children through war traumas and to restore the country’s culture and education.

It said the organization has educated over 800 disadvantaged children and trained hundreds more in the visual, musical, and performing arts to help families come out of poverty and to keep the Cambodian culture alive. It is an animal-free circus troupe.


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