Russian Market is the most popular market among tourists and expats and probably the best place to pick up souvenirs.

Russian Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Russian Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Russian market is located in the south part of Phnom Penh.

Russian Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Russian Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Russian Market is a narrow and sometimes steamy market since most of the stalls.

Russian Market, Phnom Penh Russian Market, Phnom Penh

The Russian Markets now have armed security guards inside to keep the beggars etc away.

Russian Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Russian Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Russian Market became the foreigner’s market during the 1980.

Russian Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Russian Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Russian Market offers the largest selection of souvenirs.

Russian Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Russian Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Russian Market where all the western clothing made in garment factories around Phnom Penh turns up.

Russian Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Russian Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

One of the favorite shopping centers of tourists in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia must be Psar Tuol Tom Pong or called Russian Market. In the 1980s, many Russians living and working in Phnom Penh liked to go shopping in this market. That’s the reason why it has this special name. Nowadays, Russian Market is an ideal destination for those who want to buy lovely souvenirs after having a nice trip in the country of temples.

Russian Market is located on the other side of Issarak Street in the south of the city. You can find numerous commodities when coming to this market: food, motorbike accessories, clothes, cosmetics, jewelries and especially antiquities. Relatively isolated from the central area of Phnom Penh, Russian Market is still world-renowned as one of the most thriving centers of antiques in Southeast Asia.

The whole market is compared with a maze of antiques with nearly 400 stores. Some items like gongs; antique bronze Buddha statues of Cambodia, Laos; potteries; statues of Indra Elephant; Apsara bas-reliefs or antique weapons of Thais, Laotian, Cambodian and Vietnamese are all sold here. Some of antiques in Russian market are extremely difficult to find out in the rest of the world, so many merchants come here to get unique items for the purposes of collecting or selling. This is also a sidewalk showroom where a lot of Buddha statues or statues of gods’ head in the folk belief are displayed.

Besides, Russian Market also has other rare artifacts like antique clocks, paper money and coins, oil lamps or working tools…No doubt these items bring unique travel experiences for tourists, especially Western people. Along with antiques, jewelries made of gold or silver, silk and traditional souvenirs of Cambodia are also preferred.

The best way to visit this market is bringing a travel guidebook and leisurely discovering all things in your own way. This interesting place is the popular shopping address of not only international tourists but also local people. It is divided into many areas specializing in different commodities. After taking around the market, you will certainly be impressed with its vast space.

Due to the diversity of goods, you should visit many stalls selling the same item you want to buy before choosing something. Of course, haggling to get the best price is an indispensable part.

For those who are shopaholics, Russian Market will easily make them satisfied with stalls of clothes, accessories and jewelries located closely together. For male tourists, stalls of motorbike accessories might be more attractive. After visiting souvenir stalls, visitors should enjoy delicious foods in the middle area or outside the market with reasonable prices.

In addition garments, food and above things, I believe that there are still countless items you can see in Russian Market. Some of them are familiar and some are things that perhaps you have never seen. The ideal time for the discovery of the market is 1-2 hours. Do visit it in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the hot weather!

Sellers in Russian Market are very friendly with tourists. They are willing to advise travelers about items whenever they need. Therefore, you can feel the sense of satisfaction when spending time going shopping here.

The Russian Markets now have armed security guards inside to keep the beggars etc away, so it’s really comfortable to go sightseeing here. Trust me! This is the best place for you to pick up unique souvenirs for your trip to Phnom Penh as well as know more about traditional culture of Khmer people. Don’t miss the chance to discover this shopping paradise if you reach the country of temples!

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