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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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Edinburgh
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Quite simply there's nothing in this market you can't get anywhere else. What's more it's dark and cramped. Having just come from Siem Reap where they have a night market, this one is a severe let down. There are no surrounding bars or restaurants either. Poor.

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Stevenage Hertfordshire
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

tight alleys, noisy chatter, mopeds, dead things, strange veggies, silver wear, knock off north face, shampoo, lunch boxes... you really can buy it all here! Very little prepares you for the total sensory overload of an Asian market, this one is large, smelly and busy... a great experience!

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Boone, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

As many markets, lot of stuff with lots of repeats. The meat section is difficult during the hot, humid weather. I suggest making your way around that part.

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Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Well..it was a great shopping for us. We get what we wanted at a reasonable bargained price. The place is crampy and can be very warm, but nevertheless we prefer Russian Market than the Central Market. I love looking at those paintings, the artworks, handicrafts, the Cambodian silk...

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This market was my favorite of all the markets in Cambodia. It had everything. The color, the bargains, the smells, and most of all, the feeling this was a local market with a touch of westerner. The closeness of the stores and the size of the market did make me think, if you don't like being in tight spaces, this... More

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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

If you are in need of anything (literally) just go to the Russian market. Ranging from clothing, food, souvenirs to work machines, motor parts and more. Certainly a nice change from all the food markets around Asia.

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I didn't find these markets to be very good at all. The clothes are all bunched or folded up on display not easy to look at. Some stalls had silks & they were quite lovely if you want that kind of thing. Not a friendly shopping experience, people seemed not to care if you bought anything or not. Is hot... More

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Singapore
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

In Cambodian, it's called Phsar Toul Tom Poung. The uglier sister of Phsar Thmey (Central Market). Popular with locals and tourists alike. Beware of traffic jams during peak hours. It can be cramped inside the small alleys as well. The variety of wares on sale were extensive. Ranging from the usual touristy souvenirs to the practical everyday goods for local... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

That's a great time. The isles are still a little clearer. You have to move quick tho. 1,hour later, the isles are cramped. Not a bad thing, but you have less stress molding through the crowds if you were little earlier. No beating the traffic outside however. The local desserts are a must. Cheap and awesome! You will definitely try... More

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Aberdeen
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

In contrast to Central Market, the other tourist destination recommended by the tuk-tuk drivers, this place was dark and cramped. There are bargains to be had but you need to haggle hard to avoid being ripped off. The colourful food section is worth seeing unless you have a delicate stomach - raw meat and fish crawling with flies may put... More

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