Russian Market
Russian Market
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  • Roy David J
    Bouvard, Australia402 contributions
    Interesting Experience
    Extensive market with something for everyone. However, it is very crowded and hot during the day (and at night I would guess). Good for the seasoned traveller and bargain hunter. An experience nut not for everyone. The Central Markets are probable a little easier to negotiate.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 April 2023
  • Ana-Maria B
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,251 contributions
    You'll probably find something
    There is a lot of everything to find. We got very good prices on souvenirs such as T-shirts, a krama, earrings, stuff like that. But when we needed a piece of luggage as ours broke, we found the prices quite steep, while the sellers insisted it was an original of some fancy brand. Yeah... no. A mixed experience, but worth checking out for souvenirs. The sellers are not overly insistent so you can walk and look in peace for the most part.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 December 2023
  • Adam G
    Hue, Vietnam28 contributions
    The real deal away from the tourist meccas
    Every Asian city has their busy markets where locals offer food and wares to all who stumble through, but the Russian Market in PP seems to be geared far more to those 'in the know'. A patchwork roof spanning an entire city block covers stalls that hold every conceivable bit of tat you could think of. From off-brand clothing to homewares to motorcycle parts to your daily fresh groceries, this space has it all and is where the locals come to get it. Some stall holders are happy to bargain their prices, especially if you choose to buy multiple items, but quite a few will stand firm on prices. This is largely due to the rents placed on each stall, which can be a challenge if niche items are sold. Prepare to have a crack, but don't be disappointed if your efforts are flatly knocked back. The centre of the rabbit warren has an amazing little eatery where stall holders will compete to offer you a seat, however know that quite a few of them work together to ensure everyone is equally catered for and looked after. My group had lunch here one day and enjoyed the experience and banter so much we returned for breakfast the next. It's very easy to get good coffee and fresh juice, as well as some truly authentic cuisine here. If you're looking for an authentic Cambodian interaction, skip the Old Market and head here instead. It's everything there and so much more, and just *feels better*.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 January 2024
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Omar Khaled
Chengdu, China13 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
Just another market in phnom penh,less better than the central market for sure ,most of the products there give you feel it’s made in China.
Written 6 February 2024
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DotsGirl2
Vancouver, Canada423 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
This market did seem to group by product. We found the items here more interesting and better quality then the Central Market. They did have a large hardware component that we gave a miss. There are food stalls at the back and a food market as well. It was interesting for about 45 minutes
Written 1 February 2024
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Aussie_Travel_Writer
Sydney, Australia2,436 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
A massive market with lots of stuff and cheap knock-offs but mostly much of a muchness once you've walked a few isles. Still quite the experience if you have time, and a good place to buy small souveniers, although not a must see - especially if you've already been to other markets in Vietnam. Great for people watching and photography. Super hot inside! Fresh food section can be a bit confronting for first timers - requires a strong stomach in places.
Written 17 January 2024
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Adam G
Hue, Vietnam28 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Every Asian city has their busy markets where locals offer food and wares to all who stumble through, but the Russian Market in PP seems to be geared far more to those 'in the know'. A patchwork roof spanning an entire city block covers stalls that hold every conceivable bit of tat you could think of. From off-brand clothing to homewares to motorcycle parts to your daily fresh groceries, this space has it all and is where the locals come to get it.

Some stall holders are happy to bargain their prices, especially if you choose to buy multiple items, but quite a few will stand firm on prices. This is largely due to the rents placed on each stall, which can be a challenge if niche items are sold. Prepare to have a crack, but don't be disappointed if your efforts are flatly knocked back.

The centre of the rabbit warren has an amazing little eatery where stall holders will compete to offer you a seat, however know that quite a few of them work together to ensure everyone is equally catered for and looked after. My group had lunch here one day and enjoyed the experience and banter so much we returned for breakfast the next. It's very easy to get good coffee and fresh juice, as well as some truly authentic cuisine here.

If you're looking for an authentic Cambodian interaction, skip the Old Market and head here instead. It's everything there and so much more, and just *feels better*.
Written 15 January 2024
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Aniket Raje
8 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
Waste of time. Lot of nunk stuff and tools / motor parts. Some clothes and Souvenirs too.

Avoid.

See the Central Market if you must
Written 24 December 2023
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Ana-Maria B
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,251 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
There is a lot of everything to find. We got very good prices on souvenirs such as T-shirts, a krama, earrings, stuff like that. But when we needed a piece of luggage as ours broke, we found the prices quite steep, while the sellers insisted it was an original of some fancy brand. Yeah... no. A mixed experience, but worth checking out for souvenirs. The sellers are not overly insistent so you can walk and look in peace for the most part.
Written 9 December 2023
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Hanh Tran
Hoi An, Vietnam10 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
Selling different clothes which are factory outlets like. We have this in clothes in our country and they’re selling it cheaper here. Only problem is it’s very hot. Do not travel with children very hard to go.
Written 29 September 2023
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Delfi Anugrah
Jakarta, Indonesia777 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
Nice place to hunt Khmer Souvenirs but you need to have a very good bargaining skills. Try to bargain 1/3 first and going up a bit.
Written 19 August 2023
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Charlotte W
Leeds, UK94 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Absolute tat. Primark clothing, bad fakes, not worth going at all. Even my children who are desperate to spend money struggled
Written 6 August 2023
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Flyer770499
12 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
We wandered around for about 15 minutes before we'd seen enough. Lots of items for sale as has been described before and places to eat but being at least partially enclosed boosts the wet market smells and the heat to uncomfortable levels. Can imagine going there for some souvenirs as a last resort but that's about it.
Written 14 May 2023
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