6 photos of Phnom Penh’s Russian Market, Cambodia

Just about to fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai after finishing our latest Cambodia Overland tour (but more of that in a later post) so, since we don’t have time to write much, here’s a few pix of the bustling alleys in Psa Tuol Tompoung, Phnom Penh – better known as the ‘Russian Market’.

Local and visiting shoppers
Local and visiting shoppers

It was the favourite hang-out for Soviet advisers in Phnom Penh during the 80’s – stocking up on exotic fruits etc before flying back to Moscow – so the name ‘Russian Market’ has stuck ever since. It’s now probably the City’s most popular market with tourists but still sells a bit of everything from fruit and veg, pirate VDOs to handicrafts and 2nd hand motorbike parts so plenty of locals shopping there too.

Colourful alleyway in the market
Colourful alleyway in the market

 

More artwork and souvenirs
More artwork and souvenirs.

 

Plenty of colour
Plenty of colour!

 

Traditional and modern style vendors
Traditional and modern style vendors

 

Can seem a bit incongruous sometimes but that's frequently used word in conjunction with Cambodia
Can seem a bit incongruous sometimes but that’s frequently used word in conjunction with Cambodia

Anyway great place for a stroll and some bargains to be had amidst the usual tat!

Cheers.

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One thought on “6 photos of Phnom Penh’s Russian Market, Cambodia

  1. Mike Stewart

    I haven’t been to the Russian Market in over 3 years now, I love this place full of local interaction and it just has so much character, oh and man do I miss the best damned coffee in Phnom Penh….

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