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    Phnom Penh - The Russian Market

    My mate goes to the Russian market to buy all his junk to sell on ebay, its real name in Cambodian is Psar Toul Tom Pong, but since the 80's it has been known as the Russian market due to loads of ruskies going there to buy and sell their junk.

    Supposedly the clothes aren't pirated copies but real ones with slight imperfections, got to admit I doubt if that is true and whats wrong with pirated clothes anyway

    Anyway, they sell all the tourist junk you can think of, ie antiques, wood carvings, DVDs, silverware, food and drinks, obviously being an Asian market its going to be hot in there.













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    Sell ice blocks? fk need to sell quick - i'd think?
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    ^How little you know, there is an extremely large demand on ebay for bottled glacier water from the fjords of Cambodia.

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    Where are the kalashnikovs and have AK74s arrive on the SE Asia market yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by britmaveric View Post
    Sell ice blocks? fk need to sell quick - i'd think?
    That's not water, that's Ya Ice.

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    The DVD's we bought there were the worst quality I have ever seen, nothing you can't get anywhere else from what I saw.

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    Nice silk stuff - bought for my nieces and dirt cheap. However knowing me every time I thought I had a bargain there - guide I hired said I could have gotten it way cheaper. Course I asked the silly fk why he didnt tell me that - well Mister Brit I live here - sellers get angry with me.
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    those block of ice things are everywhere in PP - strange custom really, guess most people can't afford a deep freeze/ice machine
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    im sorry to say the russian market is a bore. Hot and crowded.
    And very small
    One of the biggest markets in Asias is Kasgar in China
    Good for your friend though to have found his way

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy dog
    The DVD's we bought there were the worst quality I have ever seen, nothing you can't get anywhere else from what I saw.
    The ones I bought were excellent.

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    Would this market be bigger and more fun than the one in Aranyaprathet (close to Poi Pet) ?

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    I'd imagine scraping my eyeballs with sandpaper is more fun than anything in Aranyaprathet.

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    Russian market is not cheap anymore,too many tourists.
    Silk is incredible value though.
    Locals whether khmer or barang have to play the game as far as prices are concerned,we tend to look after each other and not give anything away.
    Khmers ALWAYS say you pay too much to the barang,it is a stupid national custom.
    If one is serious about buying fabric or clothing far better to go to orussey or olympic markets where only khmer is spoken.
    Brand name clothes,jeans and bags are genuine,usually stolen-another quaint khmer custom.

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    Fuck! They let you take photos inside the russian market? So I guess all the drugs and guns are gone then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cambtek View Post

    Brand name clothes,jeans and bags are genuine,
    No way Jose

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfaboy View Post
    Would this market be bigger and more fun than the one in Aranyaprathet (close to Poi Pet) ?
    Not bigger. It is a dying market IMHO. DVD's can be found in the comfort of air conditioning of Soryo Mall at $1.usd per for normal, $1.50usd each for compressed. As for the quality, I suspect they all come from the same place, Malaysia so I'm often told. Generally good quality, some problems with the compressed but no real complaints. Cheap enough. Cheers. Nok

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao View Post
    I'd imagine scraping my eyeballs with sandpaper is more fun than anything in Aranyaprathet.
    Poi Pet remains one of the very few last frontiers for the real adventure traveler who enjoys third world countries and life at its finest. Nok

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    Backpacking filth... yes, I am envious of their desire to life in shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cambtek
    Russian market is not cheap anymore,too many tourists.
    The Russian Market used to be a great place to get cheap fake bags; handbags, laptop bags, purses and wallets, however it seems that they have raised their prices beyond reasonable and are negotiating for ridiculous sums of $100 and such.

    I used to grab the missus a few when I was over (probably out of guilt because I had a Khmer g/f there) but I returned about 9 months back and they were asking stupid money.
    Mortals you defy the Gods, I sentence you to travel among unknown stars, until you find the Kingdom of Hades, your bodies will stay as lifeless as stone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NokTang
    Poi Pet remains one of the very few last frontiers for the real adventure traveler who enjoys third world countries and life at its finest. Nok
    Poipet is arguably the most dangerous place in Cambodia and many people are murdered there due to gambling debts and at the whim of the Casinos which are all controlled and ran by some very unsavoury characters indeed. My Thai g/f used to work at one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmperorTud
    My Thai g/f used to work at one of them.
    Quote Originally Posted by EmperorTud
    I used to grab the missus a few when I was over
    So why didn't she buy her own bags and stuff?

    Just asking

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    Apart from the fact that Poipet (where the casinos that I was talking about are) and Phnom Penh (where the Russian Market is) are 12 hours overland apart, the g/f I am now seeing is not the one I used to buy handbags for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmperorTud
    Apart from the fact that Poipet (where the casinos that I was talking about are) and Phnom Penh (where the Russian Market is) are 12 hours overland apart, the g/f I am now seeing is not the one I used to buy handbags for.
    Oh, OK.

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    Wasn't impressed when I visited this market. Although we did get a genuine pair of Dockers pants for the wife's father at a knock down price. I know they were genuine as they had Docker labels on the outside, Levi buttons on the fly, the rivets were from another company and the label inside from a forth company. Three years later he's still wearing them.

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    What's the fair price for silk stuff ?

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