Russian Market
Russian Market
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  • Ana-Maria B
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,348 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You'll probably find something
    There is a lot of everything to find. We got very good prices on souvenirs such as T-shirts, a krama, earrings, stuff like that. But when we needed a piece of luggage as ours broke, we found the prices quite steep, while the sellers insisted it was an original of some fancy brand. Yeah... no. A mixed experience, but worth checking out for souvenirs. The sellers are not overly insistent so you can walk and look in peace for the most part.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 9, 2023
  • Adam G
    Hue, Vietnam278 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The real deal away from the tourist meccas
    Every Asian city has their busy markets where locals offer food and wares to all who stumble through, but the Russian Market in PP seems to be geared far more to those 'in the know'. A patchwork roof spanning an entire city block covers stalls that hold every conceivable bit of tat you could think of. From off-brand clothing to homewares to motorcycle parts to your daily fresh groceries, this space has it all and is where the locals come to get it. Some stall holders are happy to bargain their prices, especially if you choose to buy multiple items, but quite a few will stand firm on prices. This is largely due to the rents placed on each stall, which can be a challenge if niche items are sold. Prepare to have a crack, but don't be disappointed if your efforts are flatly knocked back. The centre of the rabbit warren has an amazing little eatery where stall holders will compete to offer you a seat, however know that quite a few of them work together to ensure everyone is equally catered for and looked after. My group had lunch here one day and enjoyed the experience and banter so much we returned for breakfast the next. It's very easy to get good coffee and fresh juice, as well as some truly authentic cuisine here. If you're looking for an authentic Cambodian interaction, skip the Old Market and head here instead. It's everything there and so much more, and just *feels better*.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 15, 2024
  • b2run
    Ontario, Canada284 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not too clean
    It is your typical Asian large market with sections for clothes, meats, fruits and vegetables, cloth, etc. The only unique part of it was it had a section for vehicle parts whcih I found kind of cool. Inside, it's stuffy and there's water on the floor in the meat market. It's a cool experience if you've never been to this kind of market before, but definitely not the nicest market we've been to.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 26, 2024
  • Eliz C
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bargain Hunter's Paradise at Russian Market, Phnom Penh
    The Russian Market in Phnom Penh is a bustling hub of activity and a haven for bargain hunters. With a wide array of goods from traditional Cambodian crafts to trendy apparel, it's a place where negotiation skills can be put to good use to secure amazing deals. The market's vibrant atmosphere, coupled with its diverse selection of merchandise, makes for an authentic and enjoyable shopping experience. Whether you're searching for unique souvenirs or just soaking up the local culture, the Russian Market is a must-visit destination that offers both value and variety in the heart of Phnom Penh.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 6, 2024
  • Camry S
    52 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    very hot but love the place
    Love the russian market but beware that it feeling like 1000000 degrees in there and you will feel like you are being suffocated if you go in the middle of the day when it is really hot! I would recommend going in the afternoon or morning but it does close at 4:30. Most of them sell the same things and shop around to find the cheapest price. They will also try and make you feel bad by telling you that they are your first customer (its not true). Love this place tho
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 27, 2024
  • Tracey M
    5 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    One visit was enough
    Large market selling everything from food, knock off clothes & shoes, souvenirs & trinkets. Very confined and hot. I found the Wet market section very overwhelming. The smell mixed with people, body odour and heat was too much for me. Prices were higher than at the Phnom Penh Night market
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 7, 2024
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March R
Playa del Carmen, Mexico27 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
If you are looking for cheap Chinese stuff this is the place but expect everything terrible quality, we were looking for souvenirs from the place, at least a magnet but they were all awful and only a few local things. I didn’t like it was a waste of time.
Encontrarás aquí solo cosas chinas de terrible calidad, yo buscaba algún souvenir o cosas locales y no encontré, solo unos cuantos imanes para el refri pero horribles, ni siquiera compré uno, y un par de otras cosillas pero baratas, no compré nada, fue una pérdida de tiempo
Written November 8, 2020
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sohjimguan
Klang, Malaysia47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It is a cramped place to buy and haggle for souviners. Be sure to offer 50% offer the stated price then meet somewhere in between. generally the prices here are much cheaper compared to other tourist towns such as Siem Reap. Only be prepared for hot and stuffy atmosphere and plenty of bargaining. The vendors speak a variety of languages such as English , Khmer , French , Malay, Mandarin so communication not a problem here.
Written February 28, 2020
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Adam G
Hue, Vietnam278 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Every Asian city has their busy markets where locals offer food and wares to all who stumble through, but the Russian Market in PP seems to be geared far more to those 'in the know'. A patchwork roof spanning an entire city block covers stalls that hold every conceivable bit of tat you could think of. From off-brand clothing to homewares to motorcycle parts to your daily fresh groceries, this space has it all and is where the locals come to get it.

Some stall holders are happy to bargain their prices, especially if you choose to buy multiple items, but quite a few will stand firm on prices. This is largely due to the rents placed on each stall, which can be a challenge if niche items are sold. Prepare to have a crack, but don't be disappointed if your efforts are flatly knocked back.

The centre of the rabbit warren has an amazing little eatery where stall holders will compete to offer you a seat, however know that quite a few of them work together to ensure everyone is equally catered for and looked after. My group had lunch here one day and enjoyed the experience and banter so much we returned for breakfast the next. It's very easy to get good coffee and fresh juice, as well as some truly authentic cuisine here.

If you're looking for an authentic Cambodian interaction, skip the Old Market and head here instead. It's everything there and so much more, and just *feels better*.
Written January 15, 2024
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JanC377
Basingstoke, UK312 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We didn't have high expectations for the market but it was ok for getting souvenirs and stall holders will accept offers. We bought an item and the stall holder called us back as we forgot our change so there are some honest hawkers.
We ate in the centre and the noodle dish was cheap and tasty , although obviously prices are hiked for foreigners .
Written January 24, 2020
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PoipuJim
78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I wandered through the Russian Market to see how average folks shop in Phnom Penh. I love these markets in SE Asia. Here they sell almost everything, and it is an excellent place to just watch people. My guide and I enjoyed a stir fry lunch and ice coffee at a little food stand in the market ...... lunch for two was $5. The great thing about Cambodia is that everybody/everyplace accepts USD, so no currency conversions are necessary. I would definitely recommend a stroll through this Market.
Written January 14, 2023
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Camry S
52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Love the russian market but beware that it feeling like 1000000 degrees in there and you will feel like you are being suffocated if you go in the middle of the day when it is really hot! I would recommend going in the afternoon or morning but it does close at 4:30. Most of them sell the same things and shop around to find the cheapest price. They will also try and make you feel bad by telling you that they are your first customer (its not true). Love this place tho
Written May 28, 2024
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Clodruss
Singapore, Singapore551 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
This market has a bit of everything.
A wet market, clothing, shoes, some restaurant and drink stalls, souvenirs, paintings, sculptures, even a section with car parts!...
Was ok, but if you have been to any other markets in SEA then this one is pretty much the same.
Written December 9, 2022
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Pietro M
Phnom Penh, Cambodia422 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
Multiple locals told me I had to visit the Russian Market during my stay in Phnom Penh, and even though I had already been to the Central Market and Night Market, I decided to give it a shot.

One thing that you need to know before going here is that this market is pretty tight-quarters. Do not go if you are a claustrophobic person. It's also closed-air which means it gets pretty hot during the day and also traps all the different scents and aromas in one place (put on my mask as it just wasn't a pleasant smell in some areas).

I will say there is a ton of different things and sections to browse, only problem is that most of the stuff sold is knock off or cheap Chinese stuff. I bought Angkor Beer and Tiger Beer shirts for 8 bucks together, but other than that nothing really caught my attention.

Ultimately I think the Central Market is more pleasant to walk around, and the Night Market's close proximity to Riverside also makes it a better bet as well.
Written June 14, 2022
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Andlice
Hamburg, Germany2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
A market where you can buy almost everything for pretty cheap prices (not quite the variety of markets in Bangkok or so but still good) . Markets luckily seem to be less bargaining based so even tourists will get a pretty good price up front. The food court is amazing - try the special mango vinegar that every food stand in the market has, it's delicious!
Written February 1, 2023
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Roy David J
Bouvard, Australia353 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Extensive market with something for everyone.

However, it is very crowded and hot during the day (and at night I would guess).

Good for the seasoned traveller and bargain hunter.

An experience nut not for everyone. The Central Markets are probable a little easier to negotiate.
Written April 6, 2023
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