The bustling Russian Market makes shopping a breeze.
Made up of mostly small alleys, the Russian Market was ran by Russian expats in the 80’s, contributing to its name. Although it is a smaller market compared to the Central Market, you can still get good bargains there.
The Russian Market is located at St 155, Phnom Penh, which is about a 20-minute drive from the city centre.
Opening Days and Hours
The Russian Market opens daily from 06:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to the Russian Market is free.
How to Get There
The Russian Market is very easily accessible. You can get there by bus, taxi, or tuk-tuk.
The Russian Market is mainly for shopping and food hunting. It suits visitors consisting of families with kids, small groups of friends, and backpackers.
Time to Spend
Most visitors spend about 2 to 3 hours at the market.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The Russian Market is very popular among Phnom Penh visitors. It is more crowded in the mornings and during lunch hours. To avoid the crowd, it is advised to visit other than the aforementioned times.
The Russian Market is ideal for shopping and trying out delicious local dishes like local beef noodles and grilled skewers. The market is also notorious for selling pirated items and fake designer apparels.
Food stalls serving local cuisines can be found within the market area. After 18:00, you may want to head over to the parking area, where you can fill your tummy with good street food for dinner. Look out for the Squid Dancing Disco, a squid dish that comes with chillies, herbs, and lime!
Safety and Fraud
Always keep an eye on your belongings as pick-pockets are very common in crowded places.
The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Independence Museum are both about 15 minutes drive away from the Russian Market.
Phnom Penh offers various accommodation options for budget, mid-range and luxury travelers.
Good to Know
The Russian Market has some stalls that tend to overcharge, so be sure to compare prices and brush up on your haggling skills.