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The Russian Market, Phnom Penh Overview

A noteworthy street market in Phnom Penh is the Russian Market. This is the hippest market in town and one of the largest in Phnom Penh. Stalls selling wooden handicrafts, antiquities, miniature Buddhas, fruits and veggies, jewellery, etc occupy this market. And of course, you’ll see plenty of knock-off products with various brand tags. The market is also famous for Khmer iced coffee, elephant pants, grilled bananas and bargaining.

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Shopping at Russian Market

Russian Market got its name when most of the Market's visitors were large groups of Russian expats shopping here for all the things in the 1980s. All types of Souvenirs and clothes are the best-sold things in the Russian Market. You'll find duplicates of almost all brands of clothing including Calvin Klein, Colombia, Gap, Next and Banana Republic sold at unbelievably low prices. 

For tourists looking for souvenirs, the options are unlimited along with being affordable, making it the top place to buy them. You can choose from an extensive range of wooden handicrafts, statues of Buddha, many stones and wood carvings, antiques, handmade products like bags, purses, recyclable products, silk fabrics, handmade silver jewellery, musical instruments, postcards, decorated lamps, artworks and paintings.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit the Russian Market is early in the morning or evening when the weather is relatively pleasant.

How To Reach The Russian Market, Phnom Penh

The Russian Market is located in the downtown of Phnom Penh close to the Monivong Boulevard and Mao Tse Tung streets and takes about 20 minutes to reach. It can be reached on foot in about 35 minutes. You can rent a Tuk-Tuk for about 8 USD for a round trip that can be shared. Or you can hire a motorbike for about 8 to 10 USD per day to get there.

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