Just about to fly from Bangkok back to Chiang Mai after finishing a recent Cambodia Overland tour (but more of that in a later post) so, since we don’t have time to write much, here are a few photographs of the bustling alleys of Phnom Penh’s Psa Tuol Tompoung – better known of course as the Russian Market.
It was the favourite hang-out for Soviet and East European advisers in Phnom Penh during the 1980s – stocking up on exotic fruits and so-on 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 DVDs to handicrafts and 2nd-hand motorbike parts so plenty of locals shopping there too.
Anyway, a great place for a stroll and some bargains to be had amidst the usual tat! The famous Russian Market features on all our tours to Phnom Penh and you can check our range of Cambodia tour options at this link.