Khmer Timeline

By jaidynl
  • Jan 1, 770

    Smaller states are united into one large empire

  • Jan 1, 1177

    Cham Kingdom invades Khmer Empire

  • Jan 1, 1181

    King Jayavarman VII defeats the Chams

    Expands the empire to cover most of present-day, Laos, Thailand and Burma
  • Period: Jan 1, 1243 to Jan 1, 1298

    Buddhism is renounced

    Jayavarman VIII is king and renounces Buddhism, ordering that all icons and temples be destroyed
  • Jan 1, 1300


    Buddhism grows in importance and again becomes the main religion of the Khmer Kings
  • Jan 1, 1431

    Thai attack

    Thai army attacks Angkor
  • Jan 1, 1432

    Angkor is abandoned

    Khmers abandon Angkor over subsequent centuries. Angkors location is forgotten
  • Khmer's defeat

    Vietnamese armies defeat the Khmer in the Mekong River delta
  • Jayavarman is crowned as deveraja

  • Khmer empire expands

    Angkor Wat is built and Buddhism becomes important