At one booth of the Russian Market, the owner sells two types of goods: religious statues and snake potions. Most of the religious sculptures depict Buddha, usually created with either a metal or wood material (painted black). The snake potions are bought usually by men who want to strengthen their sexual functions.
This picture was taken at the Tuol Sleng Museum, a site that once served as Security Prison 21 (S-21) where victims were taken by the Khmer Rouge regime to be tortured and interrogated.
Located in the southern part of the city, the Russian Market is a popular site for not only tourists but also local expatriates and Cambodians. The name of the market itself refers to its popularity among the Russian expatriates who lived in the city in the 1980s. The Market is structured with little booths where citizens sell a wide range of hand-made products, such as sarongs, teacups, and Buddhist statues. In one part, there is also a fruit and vegetable market, as pictured above.