Real Phnom Penh expats know their way around the markets. And we’re not talking about Lucky Supermarket and Thai Huot. The panoply of local markets and specialty “areas” within each market requires both finesse and organization to ensure that you don’t waste time going from Kandal Market down to Russian Market and then back up to Central Market just to tick everything off your shopping list.
If you stay in Cambodia long enough, you will have your favorite vendors and suppliers at each market, and know what time of day to get the freshest fish from Psar Chas and where to buy fabric for button-down “work” shirts just outside of Olympic Market. But for the newbies, keeping the specialties of each market straight can be a challenge. Personally, we would never confuse Russian Market (Psar Toul Tom Pong) with Orussey Market, but we’ve heard that it happens (you know who you are). Take this quiz and see how well you know the difference…
What’s the signature scent of Orussey Market?
What’s the overwhelming smell of Russian Market?
Wet market! Mmm!
Where should you go to buy a traditional outfit for a Khmer wedding?
Psar Orussey, second floor!
Where can you find cool silk lamps and shades?
Which of the markets has one of the facing streets with a KFC and a bunch of export shops?
Which market has a facing street where you can buy a bicycle?
Which market has t-shirts with hand-drawn designs?
Where to buy seeds to grow a garden?
Where should you go to get your fortune told?
Where should you go to a buy a fake Northface backpack?
Which market has the best Khmer Iced Coffee guy?
Which one can you finish your errands by paying your bills by Wing right inside the market?
Thanks for taking our market quiz? How did you do? Stay tuned for our next installment: Who’s more annoying, American or French expats?