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Khmer Empire

  • Period: May 16, 1002 to May 16, 1049

    King Suryavarman Khmer Expansion

    King Suryavarman I expands the Khmer empire to its greatest extent
  • Period: May 16, 1010 to May 16, 1080

    Baphuon temple Construction

    Construction of Baphuon temple
  • Period: May 16, 1049 to May 16, 1065

    King Udayadityavarman II

    Reign of King Udayadityavarman II, who completes Baphuon and the Western Mabon
  • Period: May 16, 1066 to May 16, 1100

    Angkor Divided

    Angkor divided, with several contenders for the throne
  • Period: May 16, 1100 to May 16, 1175

    Angkor Wat Construction

    Construction of Angkor Wat
  • Period: May 16, 1112 to May 16, 1152

    King Suryavarman II

    Reign of King Suryavarman II, builder of Angkor Wat and Beng Mealea. He extended Khmer influence to Malaya, Burma and Siam (Thailand) and distinguished himself religiously from former kings through his devotion to the Hindu deity Vishnu (to whom Angkor Wat is dedicated).
  • May 16, 1117

    The Chams Rise Up

    The Chams of southern Vietnam, long annexed by the Khmer empire, rise up and sack Angkor, burning the wooden city and plundering its wealth
  • Period: May 16, 1177 to May 16, 1230

    Bayon Temple Construction

    Construction of Bayon Temple
  • May 16, 1181

    The Chams Defeated

    King Jayavarman VII defeats the Chams
  • Period: May 16, 1181 to May 16, 1219

    King Jayavarman VII

    Reign of King Jayavarman VII, who defeated the Chams and builds Angkor Thom, Preah Khan and Ta Prohm. Upon his death, the emprei begins to decline.
  • May 16, 1351

    Angkor Sacked

    Thais sack Angkor
  • May 16, 1431

    Thais sack Angkor again

    Thais sack Angkor again
  • May 16, 1432

    End of Khmer empire

    End of Khmer empire. Angkor abandoned to the jungle. Buddhist monks care for it over the following centuries.
  • The beginning

    Founding of the Khmer empire.
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    King Jayavarman II

    Reign of King Jayavarman II, founder of the Khmer empire
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    Preah Ko Construction

    Building of Preah Ko
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    King Indravarman I

    Reign of King Indravarman I, builder of the first Angkor reservoir, Preah Ko and Bakong
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    King Yasovarman

    Reign of King Yasovarman I, who moves the capital to Ankgor and builds Lolei and Phnom Bakheng
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    Bakheng Temple Construction

    Building of Bakheng Temple
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    King Jayavarman IV

    Reign of King Jayavarman IV, a usurper who moves the capital to Koh Ker
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    King Rajendravarman II

    Reign of King Rajendravarman II, builder of Eastern Mabon, Pre Rup and Phimeanakas
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    Pre Rup Construction

    Pre Rup built
  • Period: to May 16, 1010

    Kleang temple Construction

    Kleang temple built
  • Period: to May 16, 1000

    Banteay Srei Construction

    Banteay Srei built
  • Period: to May 16, 1001

    King Jayavarman V

    Reign of King Jayavarman V, who oversaw construction of Ta Keo and Banteay Srei