Cambodia Tourism has been attracting a considerable number of travelers to its local markets, including Orussey Market in Phnom Penh. The local markets of the Kingdom provide great shopping and cultural experiences that all overseas visitors appreciate. If you like the abundance of local products in Phsar Thom Thmei (Central Market of Phnom Penh), then the Orussey Market will also satisfy your demand and even better interest you in its local name: the Bamboo Tree Market.
This is a quite bustling tourist attraction, functioning as the local wholesale market. Named “Cho Cay Tre” (Bamboo Tree Market) by the neighboring Vietnamese, but Orussey is not selling the bamboo tree. The site sells a variety of local items which are grouped in separate stalls. And, the first thing that strikes the guests might be the age-old look of the market. Coated by the white and blue color, the three-story square building looks truly eye-catching from afar, and you can easily recognize the name painted in blue.
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What to Enjoy in Orussey Market Phnom Penh
The first and foremost thing to do is to capture the busy scenes. Getting there, people might be overwhelmed by the long queues of cars and motorbikes before the market. As this place is rich in local products, please don’t surprise much when you see many Khmers selling and buying various products like rice, sausage, dried fish, dried lotus seed, and especially the Tonle Sap snakefish. In general, it’s rich in fresh food, garden tools, electronics, household supplies, clothing, accessories, etc.
In particular, the Tonle Sap snakefish please the foodies with its delicious, sweet, and soft flesh. The dried snakefish of Tonle Sap is sold at the budget prices; that is why it is the best-seller product on the market. While locals buy the fried fish for their daily family meals, tourists can get it as the culinary gifts for the loved ones at home. Another interesting product in Orussey is the second-hand Japanese bicycles. These bicycles are sold at the reasonable prices but the quality is quite good. Therefore, many Khmers come to buy the bicycles either for themselves or for giving to the others as the gifts.
As one of the busiest and oldest markets in Phnom Penh, the distinctive Orussey is also well-known for the inexpensive electric items. Particularly, most marketgoers buy mobile phones and music players in this place. One great tip for you is to check the phone price in your domestic market in advance, and then compare it with the price in Orussey. And if the price in Orussey is better, just get for yourself a new mobile phone as the good deal ever.
What’s more, on the sides of the market are many booths selling souvenirs, cards, Cambodia-printed T-shirts, and the traditional Krama. Make sure you get one Krama scarf for yourself and take pictures with it while you’re exploring Orussey. You might also meet some Vietnamese women who sit for the 5-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh to buy bags of rice as the rice is finest, inexpensive, and non-pesticide.
Together with shopping, Orussey Market Phnom Penh delivers fantastic opportunities for photography, cultural experiences, and mingling with the Khmers and Vietnamese people who all gather at this busy venue.
Orussey Market is definitely worth a visit as the main shopping center for the Cambodians
In a big size and with the great supply and good prices, Orussey Market Phnom Penh is surely worth a visit if you have time invested in the major shopping center for the Cambodians. There, you find various little shops and stalls, meet the Khmers, and get ideas of their daily life, shopping, and food habits. So, travel to Phnom Penh Cambodia, and make sure you check in Orussey.