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Long Beach is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse big cities in America, as recognized by the U.S. Census.
The city boasts residents from every continent on the planet, except perhaps Antarctica, unless you count the penguins at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Residents of Cambodian descent account for about 4% of Long Beach’s 486,000 total population. Long Beach has the largest concentration of Cambodians of any city outside of Cambodia.
To recognize this sizable and dynamic community within the Long Beach community, the Long Beach City Council voted to grant the official name, Cambodia Town, to a 1.2-mile business corridor along Anaheim Street, between Atlantic and Junipero Avenues. Along this stretch, you’ll find dozens of Khmer-owned businesses, bridal shops, jewelry stores, restaurants, and temples.
The true treasure of Cambodia Town is the abundance of great restaurants serving authentic Cambodian cuisine. From the very familiar comfort food like lok lak, amok trey, and kuy teav, to the more exotic and specialty dishes, those seeking to experience the incredible tastes of Cambodia and the Khmer people, will find it here in Cambodia Town.
The Cambodian community provides a cultural enrichment to Long Beach, with artistic groups preserving the music, dance, visual arts and cultural heritage of Cambodia and teaching new generations of Cambodian Americans.