Russian Market (Tuol Tom Poung Market)

Restaurant Tuol Tom Poung Market 155 Phnom Penh Cambodia Published on: 13-11-2015

06:00 AM - 03:00 PM
2.00 - 7.00 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
The Russian Market (Psar Toul Tom Poung in Khmer), in the southern part of Cambodia’s capital city, got its name from its popularity among Russian expatriates in the 1980s

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Why Russian Market (Tuol Tom Poung Market) is special ?

Must try food

Nom banh chok -- Khmer noodles

The dish consists of noodles laboriously pounded out of rice, topped with a fish-based green curry gravy made from lemongrass, turmeric root and kaffir lime.

Things to buy

The Russian Market has a large selection of souvenirs, curios, antiques, carvings, Buddha statues, handicrafts, silks, fabrics, DVDs, inexpensive electronic goods, and many other things of interest to visitors. It is also the place to buy clothes at big discount prices. Jewellery and gemstones are big here, but as always, you need to be careful, and be aware of scams and fakes.


How to get to Russian Market (Tuol Tom Poung Market)?

Located in the south of the city off Monivong Boulevard and Mao Tse Tung, the market is about a 15-minute tuk tuk ride from riverside. Before you dive in to the bustle of stalls, it’s worth noting which entrance you are using, especially if you hope to meet your driver again. Look for an easily recognisable landmark such as one of the big shops outside the market, or the fruit and vegetable stalls. That way, if you exit in a different direction, you can walk around the outside of the market until you get your bearings.


Selling points

  • Busy and bargain shopping
  • By far the best Market
  • You really can find everything you want
  • Huge flea market
  • A must for bartering addicts


  • Noise level Normal
  • Budget Budget
  • Alcohol NO
  • Air condition NO
  • Had kid menu NO
  • Accept credit card NO
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian NO
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Tips for you

  • The key word here is to bargain to the 30% of the original price.
  • If you go in the afternoon it may not be so busy but will be quite hot as no air-con and only an occasional fan in a stall
    What to bring
  • You should bargain because all the shop keepers expect you too
    Things to do
  • If you need to change money you have the best rates just near the market in the jewelry shops
  • As always, watch your wallet - markets are popular with pickpockets.
  • Even if you don't plan on buying anything, it is a nice place just to look around and try some foods


TripAdvisor View more

the best part of it for me was the outer side of the market, lot of fuit and quick food to grab along the way, in the middle of if you can eat as a local simple and genuine food that gives you a glimpse of what the country is about. Also good, if you need to change money you have the best rates just near the market in the jewelry shops

TripAdvisor View more

It's everything an asian market should be - crazy mix of live chickens and tourist tat. Best to stop by as soon as you arrive to take photos & buy the ubiquitous Cambodian pants everyone wears here then pick out what you want to come back for on your last day to take home as souvenirs & gifts. Scarves are always good gifts!

TripAdvisor View more

Make sure your haggling skills are up to scratch here- lots of great bargains to be made! Keep searching around as you can find any design of clothes, bowls, paintings.. Don't pay more than $2/2.5 for trousers and get bargains on great souvenirs. You can literally find anything you need in this indoor market- it's very hot in there so be prepared! Visit Mr Bounneth (spelling wrong) in the food market part- he has loads of photos and articles dangling from his stand and he sells lovely iced coffee for $1 renowned "best iced coffee in Phnom Penh" they give you extra shots etc for free!

FourSquare View more

The russian market needs to be explored a couple of times. You can find many gems there. If you have a weak stomach, stay clear of the food area. The smell can be rather unpleasant.

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