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Cambodia Sights

Phsar Tuol Tom Pong (Russian Market)

Updated 03/18/2013

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This popular covered market earned its nickname in the 1980s, when the wives and daughters of Russian diplomats would often cruise the stalls on the lookout for curios and antiques. Today the market has a good selection of Cambodian handicrafts. Wood carvings and furniture abound, as do "spirit houses" used for offerings of food, flowers, and incense. Colorful straw mats and hats, as well as baskets, are in high demand. The market is the city's best source for art objects,

including statues of the Buddha and Hindu gods; you can also buy valuable old Indochinese coins and paper money printed during different times of Cambodia's turbulent modern history. A jumble of stalls concentrated at the market's south side sells CDs, videos, and electronics. It's also a great place to buy overstock clothes from Cambodia's numerous garment factories at a fraction of their official retail price.

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Sight Information

Address:

South of Mao Tse Tung Blvd., between Sts. 155 and 163, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Sight Details:

  • Daily 7–5

Updated 03/18/2013

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