Enchan Sreyleak, Sales Consultant of Yong Yap Property, talks to Realestate.com.khTV about where to go shopping in Phnom Penh and details what are the most Popular Shopping Markets in Phnom Penh.
What are the most popular shopping markets in Phnom Penh?
There are two popular markets in the city of Phnom Penh. These are the Russian Market (Phsar Toul Tum Poung) and the Central Market (Phsar Thmey). These are where both foreigners and local usually like to go shopping.
Why are these markets so popular?
They’re both popular because they have local Khmer products like handicraft, silk, handmade jewelry, and other types of souvenirs. Foreigners like to stop by and shop for souvenirs there before going back home to their country. But these markets are also popular with expats and locals - because besides souvenirs, you can find almost anything if you search around in these traditional markets.
How about the food quality?
Well, the food in both markets are really good and popular too. In terms of pricing, it is as good as the taste. People can easily find various local food here such as fresh fruit shakes, grilled fish, grilled pork, Khmer noodle soup, fried noodles, fried rice, and porridge.
Are there pubs, bars, restaurants, and shops around the Russian Market?
Yes. Because there are a lot of expats living in the Toul Tum Poung Market (Russian Market) area. And tourist also roam around the area to enjoy both Khmer and Western food. There are also international restaurants where you have options for entertainment or beer. All these things make the Toul Tum Poung Market even more popular.