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Angkor Wat Site Garners Increased Attention Following Appearance in Taylor Swift Song

Phnom Penh, March 12, 2024: In a noteworthy fusion of music and heritage, American singer Taylor Swift has brought newfound prominence to Cambodia's iconic Angkor Khmer site through her song "Marjorie," featured on her album "Evermore," released amid the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

The track "Marjorie" pays homage to Taylor Swift's grandmother, Marjorie Finlay, who visited the Angkor site during the 1960s. The song's lyrics and accompanying visuals encapsulate the heartfelt reminiscences of the singer, dedicated to her late great-grandmother, Marjorie Finlay, a renowned former opera singer who passed away on June 1, 2003, at the age of 74.

With over 12 million views, "Marjorie" has served as a conduit, introducing global audiences to the majestic splendor of Cambodia's Angkor temples. These ancient architectural marvels hold a significant place in world history and continue to captivate visitors from around the globe.

The temples of Cambodia, particularly Angkor Wat, have long been revered as a historical and cultural treasure, garnering acclaim on the international stage. Angkor Wat, renowned for its breathtaking sunrise and sunset vistas, stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of Khmer civilization.

Taylor Swift's inclusion of the Angkor site in her song not only pays tribute to her familial heritage but also amplifies the cultural significance of Cambodia's rich historical landmarks, fostering a deeper appreciation and understanding among her global audience.



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