Russian Market

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Pietro M
Phnom Penh, Cambodia74 contributions
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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OrangeS11
Singapore, Singapore88 contributions
Feb 2020
Prior to visiting PP, I read reviews which recommend Russian Market. However when I visited this market on my second day of sightseeing, I felt some disappointment as I couldn't make the major difference between this market and Central Market. I looked at the goods and its prices and they are just slightly more. Personally, I felt 'cheated' as I spend extra dollars to visit this market which was more southern than the ten-minute walk I spend to Central Market. Nonetheless, it was a good experience as it was off my list ;)
Written June 1, 2020
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jwgbusiness
Thornhill, Canada149 contributions
Nov 2019
The Russian market (ToulTumpong Market is like any other market in south east asia with any and everything for sale. We bought some 'knock-off' scarves for a great price. You have to bargain real hard. It can be hot inside even though it is covered from the sun.
Written February 6, 2020
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March R
Playa del Carmen, Mexico28 contributions
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
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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travellerme
Brighton, UK302 contributions
Feb 2020
It’s very average and over rated . If you visit other markets around the country or this city you’ll find them
more colourful . Nothing exceptional about it so if you’re after bits and bobs shop else where where is not so enclosed and like a sauna!
Written February 3, 2020
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JanC377
Basingstoke, UK281 contributions
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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Sara
10 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
After the night market in Siem Reap and the Central Market Phnom Penh, the Russian market was a disappointment. We’d been hoping for a Russian cultural influence, but couldnt find it. Stifling and more of the same, we left quite quickly.
Written January 9, 2020
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C C
London, UK30 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Made the trip here but unfortunately most vendors were not open due to Chinese New year which I didn't know was a massive holiday here. Entrance in was closed so only able to shop the outside vendors. Directly opposite the entrance into the market is a lovely small coffee shop, best coffee ever and owner is a young ish guy who can speak good English and sources the coffee beans himself. Tuk tuk was about 5US dollars from Royal Palace
Written January 26, 2020
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TMOH8
Guildford, UK2,148 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We were on a monthlong tour of SE Asia and so we'd already seen a number of markets, some aimed at locals, some at tourists and this one lies between the two.

Undoubtedly there are some stalls for the tourist but enough are selling wares for the local that it still has some authenticity.

Main attraction to me was the surrounding 'wet market' where everything and anything is for sale to eat, often alive and trying to make a bid for freedom!!
Written February 7, 2020
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