[NBC] America’s Only Thai Town Celebrates 15 Years in Los Angeles

November 13, 2014


Photo Credit: Shimown - Flickr (Creative Commons License)

Photo Credit: Shimown – Flickr (Creative Commons License)


“Thai Town is the Thai-American community’s cultural embassy to the U.S.,” said Chanchanit “Chancee” Martorell, Executive Director of the Thai Community Development Center. “It allows Thais to showcase their culture while giving them a voice in public affairs. Without this synergy, the Thai community could easily be overlooked and ignored.”

America’s only official “Thai Town” recently celebrated its fifteenth birthday with cake, Thai desserts, official dignitaries, and recollections of long-time merchants and residents.