The so called Russian market in Phnom Penh is an interesting mix of sights, sounds, and smells. Although it has nothing to do with Russia really (the name stuck in the 80’s when most foreigners in town were in fact from I guess the Soviet Union at that time), it is definitely one of the highlights of Cambodia’s capital. From exotic fruits and vegetables (my word, there were some tasty ones!), through all kinds of meats and fish, all the way to colorful garments and clothes, it is worth visiting. If nothing else, you get to appreciate the cleanliness and lack of obscure smells whose origin you can’t even place of markets back home 😉
What else is on the menu? Why disgusting looking chicken legs as well as fried grasshoppers and other bugs.. yummy 🙂
The only Russian touch at the market I was able to find were the Kalashnikovs of these security guards. Luckily, they found it amusing when I took a photo of them. Please note the second guy is flipping through a children’s book.
Arab Buddha? This had me confused, I’ll be honest..
As a bonus image from later that day, who ordered the “cock”? 😉
Best market in the world!
Agreed. Although it took me some time to appreciate it 😉