The busy districts surrounding Russian Market (or Tuol Tompong) are some of the best in Phnom Penh for tourists and locals alike. Its name harks back to the large Russian expat population back in the 1980s.
In the market, you will find an assortment of souvenirs, such as silk cloth and scarves from the provinces, stone Buddha carvings and other religious icons, western and local handbags and branded clothing from local factories. Further inside is an array of fresh foods - fruit, vegetables, seafood and fish. There are also household items like lamps, wood carvings, fabrics and kitchen wares. At night there are many restaurants serving freshly grilled seafood.
Well-priced accommodation centre around the market and Wat Toul Tom Pong. Nearby you will find many retail outlets catering to foreigners like - Zando, Sundown, Brand Collection, Corner Cafe, Vega, Brown, Starbucks and Amazon Cafe. On virtually every corner there is a pub or bar where you can find anything from cheap beer to high-end wines and cocktails.
If you live around Russian Market, you will be within walking distance to everything.