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Khmer Empire Timeline

  • 500


    It is beleived that the Khmers and Indians had traded in the year 500
  • Jan 1, 1002


    This is the time when King Suryavarman the 1st expands the Khmer empire to its greatest extent ranging from Laos, Thailand and southern Vietnam.
  • Jan 1, 1002

    Civil War

    When the king died a civil war started between Jayavarman and Suryavarman I, both wanted the throne.
  • Jan 1, 1066

    An Empire divided

    The Khmer Empire was divided because there were several contenders for the throne. There were many wars between the Chams, Vietnam, Burma and Thailand.
  • Jan 1, 1077


    The Chams invaded and took over Yasodharapura, which is the Khmer capital, and killed the current king by executing him.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1100 to Jan 1, 1135

    Angkor Wat

    Angkor Wat was the first Hindu(built for Vishnu), Buddhist temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. The temple was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman in the early 12th century
  • Jan 1, 1112

    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).
  • Jan 1, 1132

    Vietnam invaision

    The Empire tried to invade Vietnam but failed in doing so
  • Jan 1, 1181

    Jayavarman VII

    Jayavarman VII
    Reign of King Jayavarman VII, who defeated the Chams and builds Angkor Thom, Preah Khan and Ta Prohm. Upon his death, the empire begins to decline.
  • Jan 1, 1295

    Introduction of Religion

    Introduction of Religion
    Jayavarman VIII was the first king to make Theravada Buddhism the state religion.
  • Jan 1, 1341

    Thai Atttack

    The Thai army attacks the Khmer Empire
  • Period: Jan 1, 1351 to Jun 1, 1352

    Siasmese Takeover

    The Siamese Ayutthaya Kingdom took Angkor for a year and a half. Making Ayutthayan the prince.
  • Jan 1, 1357

    Khmers raid

    King Suryavong led the Khmer army to take Angkor back from the Siamese Kingdom that raided Angkor from them.
  • Jan 1, 1431

    The END

    End of Khmer empire. Angkor abandoned to the jungle. Buddhist monks care for it over the following centuries.The location of Angkor was forgotten
  • Jan 1, 1471


    Many Chams settle in Cambodia as immigrants from the fall of Champa to the Vietnamese.
  • Siamese Attack

    Siamese King attacks and defeats THE Khmer king
  • The START

    The empire began when King Jayavarman declared himself as the (chakravartin). Which means king of the world or king of kings
  • Jayavarman II dies

    King Jayavarman II, the founder of the Khmer Empire dies, and his son Jayavarman III takes over his role as King of the Khmers's
  • Period: to Jan 1, 1431

    The start and end of the Khmer Empire

  • Period: to

    Preah Ko

    The Preah Ko was the first temple to be built in the ancient and now defunct city of Hariharalaya. The person involved was King Indravarman 1st
    It took 17 years to build
  • Period: to

    King Indravarman

    His reign lasted 13 years and had come to an end