Phnom Penh: inside the Russian market

Psah Toul Tom Poung, also known as Russian market, is a buzzing spot located out of the mainstream tourist trail, south of Mao Tse Tung boulevard, in Cambodia’s capital city Phnom Penh.

This covered market got to be known as Russian market during the 1980s because it was popular with Russian expats living in Cambodia.

Today, inside the Russian market it is possible to find gold and jewels, cheap fake designer clothes, fabrics, carvings, souvenirs, pirated software, movies and music, books and many other things.

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The Russian market is also home to the best ice coffee in town. You can’t be wrong: look for a big Brazilian flag and you’ll find it. Oh and make sure to join their Facebook page.

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