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Russian Market

Corner of Street 163 and Street 444, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ranked #7 of 37 Shopping in Phnom Penh
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Traveler Description: Phnom Penh's Russian Markets The Russian Markets are busy and full of life, as well as being able to buy thousands of things you don't really need... more »
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Too many shops and really small alleyways inside. Makes it hard to try and look at stuff as people are always walking up and down. Keep your belongings close to you. There are alot of branded goods and sellers are very unwilling to bargain.

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Perth, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Only had three quarters hour to look around and wish we had more. Merchandise looked above average being sold and there was no haggling or pressure to buy as in other Asian markets. It was good to just browse around.

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Los Angeles, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We still haven't finished unwrapping all the things we bought here: little wire sculptures, gadgets, puzzles out of wood, shirts etc!

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Standard Asian market like so many others, go at the end of your trip to get all your bargain Tshirts and souvenirs. Or go at the start so you get a feel for prices before shopping in 'touristy' shops. Obviously haggling is the key to getting a bargain, never pay the first price quoted but remember to keep it in... More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Russian Market in Phnom Penh is the must stop place for anyone visiting who wants to look for souvenirs of some sort. Even if you don't buy anything, its such an experience to walk around the twisting corridors in search of something. You must bargain to try to get a decent price and that's part of the experience. However,... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I basically am never the shopping person. I let my sister do all the dirty work and just provide my final inputs if asked. But shopping in the Russian market was an interestingly good experience. I loved the artifacts sold. I especially enjoyed the bargaining part. We learnt the trick of the trade and would bargain for 20% of the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Didn't buy a thing ... But it was interesting. The heat probably had something to do with our sealed pockets! But we have a long trip ahead of us, and buying in China was on our minds. Lots of clothing, curios, even hardware, and meat, and fish, and spices! Great mixture! And the vendors didn't hassle you like they do... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I thought this was an antique market but much the same as the central market. Better than central market however. again if you live in Asia this is much the same as one would experience in many countries. stallholders however v v lovely and friendly and no hassling to buy what so ever.

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you've experienced a market in Thailand, India, Vietnam, Nepal etc. you probably already know what to expect with the Russian Market in PP. For those uninitiated it's worth experiencing. Kindly be ready for very close quarters (personal body space not a key concern), lots of fake merchandise (Mont Blanc, Beats, Samsung, etc etc), excellent costume jewelry being pushed as... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you want a bargain, if you want a true traveling experience, if you want something fake, if you want something real, if you want something gross, if you want something glamorous, if you want just one, if you want a million, if you want to rub up against 10 people at the same time and feel like you can't... More

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