History of the Angkor/Khmer Empire

By jchil
  • Period: Apr 26, 800 to Apr 26, 1450

    The rise and decline of the Angkor/Khmer Empire

  • Apr 26, 802

    Jayavarman ll founds the Angkor/Khmer Empire

    Jayavarman ll moved his capital to the site near Angkor. He established four capitals for his kingdom. He used wasrs, alliances and marriages to expand the area under his control. He also built several Hindu temples.
  • Apr 26, 889

    Yasovarman becomes king

    While Yasovarman was king he constructed a new capital called Yasodharapura and a huge resivoir in the Angkor area. This increased the population of his land.
  • Apr 26, 944

    Rajendraman's ll region, Khmers had their first war

    Rajendraman's ll built a seris of temples at Angkor and during his reign the Khmers had their first war with Champa. Proctecting his people.
  • Apr 26, 968

    Jayavarmans reign becomes scholars and artitor

    Jayavarmans reign the Khmer Court became the center of scholars and artisans
  • Apr 26, 1113

    Suryarahman ll kills rival prince

    Suryarahman ll kills rival prince in battle fought on war elephants. He extended the Khmer Empire by conquering Haripunchai and south-western. Suryavarman ll also commenced the construction of the greatest of all the Kmer temples, Angkor Wat. It was built in just 37 years.
  • Apr 28, 1150

    Angkor Wat

    Construction of the Angkor Wat commenced under Suryavarman ll
  • Apr 28, 1177

    King Tribhuvanadityavarman

    After Suryavarman's ll death, king Tribhuvanadityavarman took over, whilst in 1177 getting invaded and attcked by the Chams. They sacked the Khmer capital and killed king Tribhuvanadityavarman.
  • Apr 28, 1181

    Jayavaman Vll becomes king

    Jayavaman Vll becomes king, and is regarded as the greatest king. He built the Angkor Throne and he waged war against Champa for twenty two years and conquered much of its land
  • May 2, 1215

    Jayavarman Vll Dies

    After Jayavarman's death, no other temples were built and the Khmer lost muchof their territory they had conquered in Champa, to their East.
  • May 2, 1243

    Jayavarman Vlll

    Jayavarman Vlll wants to return to Hinduism. He converted Budist temples to Hindu temples and destroyed many thousands of buddha images.
  • May 2, 1295

    Jayavarman Vll is overthrown

    Jayavarman Vll was overthrown by his son-in-law Srindravarman who introduced Buddhism to the Khmer Empire.
  • May 2, 1327

    End of Srindravarman's reign

    By the end of his reign in 1327, which was regared as the end of the Khmer classical period. There were no more inscriptions telling of the accesion of kings and no more temples.
  • May 2, 1352

    Attack by the Thai Kingdom

    In 1352 the Khmer suffred attacks by the Thai kingdom of Ayutthaya.mThe Empire remained powerful for a while after that.
  • May 2, 1431

    Thais attack again

    In 1431 the Thai Kingdom of Ayutthaya sacked Angkor.
  • May 2, 1440

    Khmers abandon Angkor

    In 1440 the Khmer rulers abandoned Angkor.