Khmer Empire Timeline

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In History
  • 550

    Funan Kingdom

    Funan Kingdom
    The Viking Booklet</a>The earliest known kingdom of the lower Mekong River Region.
  • Period:
    550
    to

    The Rise and Fall of the Khmer Empire

    Khmer EmpireThe rise and fall of the Khmer Empire.
  • Sep 11, 770

    Creation of the Khmer Empire

    Creation of the Khmer Empire
    Khmer empireJayavarman the second, won many battles leading to the unification of the Khmer empire.
  • Dec 28, 802

    Jayavarman II (God King of Khmer empire)

    Khmer EmpieJayavarman the second, crowns himself as a devaraja (God King). Hinduism becomes the main religion.
  • Apr 10, 1122

    Construction of Angkor wat

    Construction of Angkor wat
    Khmer Empire
    Angkor Wat an important Hindu temple is built. Made under the rule of King Suryavarman II. The building of the temple took 30 years. However Buddhism is gaining popularity.
  • Jan 28, 1177

    Invasion of Cham

    Invasion of Cham
    Khmer empire The people of the Cham Kingdom invaded the capital city of Angkor and looted it.
  • May 30, 1215

    Greatest expansion of the Khmer empire

    Greatest expansion of the Khmer empire
    Khmer empire King Jayavarman VII takes back Angkor from the Chams then invades their territories. He expanded the empire to its fullest extent. Having countries such as Laos, Thailand and Burma.
  • Mar 19, 1243

    Hinduism Over Buddhism

    Hinduism Over Buddhism
    [Khmer Empire ](Viking Booklet)King Jayavarman VIII commands that all Buddhist temples and images be destroyed so that Hinduism becomes the main religion.
  • Sep 25, 1300

    Buddhism Over Hinduism

    Buddhism Over Hinduism
    [Khmer Empire](Viking Boklet)Buddhism grows and thus becomes the main religion once again.
  • Aug 8, 1431

    The Thai Army

    The Thai Army
    Khmer Empire The Thai army invades Angkor forth with it destruction towards it. The Khmers then abandoned Angkor. The forest then grows around Angkor.
  • Aug 14, 1432

    Abandonment of the Angkor Wat

    Abandonment of the Angkor Wat
    Khmer empire. The Khmers then abandoned Angkor. The forest then grows around Angkor.
  • Apr 17, 1440

    Relocation to Phnom Penh

    Relocation to Phnom Penh
    [Khmer Empire](hViking Booklet)The Khmer rulers relocate the capital to Phnom Penh.
  • The Thais strike back

    The Thais strike back
    [Khmer empire](Viking Booklet)Siamese (Thai) King attacks the Khmer empire and defeats it. Ending the Khmer Empire.
  • Vietnamese Army deals the final blow

    Vietnamese Army deals the final blow
    [Khmer empire](Viking Booklet) The Vietnamese frequently attacked the Khmers in the Mekong River delta. The empire’s borders are now similar to the modern day borders of Cambodia.