Temples of Khmer empire

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  • Nov 12, 802

    The Angkorian period begins

    Khmer Empire was once one of the most powerful empires in Southeast Asia, stretching from 800 to1431. Its greatest legacy is Angkor which was the site of the vapital city during the empire's zenith. Angkor lies in present-day Cambodia.
  • Nov 13, 879

    Preah Ko

    Preah Ko (Khmer, The Sacred Bull) was the first temple to be built in the ancient and now defunct city of Hariharalaya, some 15 kilometers south-east of the main group of temples at Angkor, Cambodia. The temple was built under the Khmer King Indravarman I in 879 to honor members of the king's family, whom it places in relation with the Hindu deity Shiva.
  • Period: Nov 13, 889 to Nov 13, 910

    Phnom Bakheng

    Constructed more than two centuries before Angkor Wat, Phnom Bakheng was in its day the principal temple of the Angkor region, historians believe. It was the architectural centerpiece of a new capital, Yasodharapura, that Yasovarman built when he moved the court from the capital Hariharalaya.
  • Period: Nov 13, 899 to Nov 13, 917


    The first capital of the Khmer
  • Nov 13, 990


    End of 10th century, 990 AD
    Phimeanakas (Khmer: , 'celestial temple') is a Hindu temple in the Khleang style, built at the end of the 10th century, then rebuilt by Suryavarman II in the shape of a three tier pyramid as a Hindu temple.
  • Nov 13, 1050


  • Period: Nov 13, 1113 to Nov 13, 1150

    Angkor Wat

  • Nov 13, 1180

    Angkor Thom

    Late 12th century
    The last and most enduring capital of the Khmer empire
  • Nov 13, 1186

    Ta Prohm

    Ta Prohm is the modern name of a temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara.
    Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in which it was found: it is the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings.
    The design of Ta Prohm is that of a typical "flat" Khmer temple as opposed to a temple-p
  • Nov 13, 1190


    The Bayon is a well-known and richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. Built in the late 12th century or early 13th century as the official state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII, the Bayon stands at the centre of Jayavarman's capital, Angkor Thom.
    The Bayon's most distinctive feature is the multitude of serene and massive stone faces on the many towers which jut out from the upper terrace and cluster around its central peak. The temple is known also for two imp
  • Nov 13, 1295


    It was built in sandstone during the reign of Jayavarman VIII, in honour of a Brahman scholar called Mangalartha, assimilated to Vishnu. It's cruciform in plan and opens to east, while on the other cardinal points there are false doors. The sanctuary chamber sheltered two statues, one of Mangalartha and the other of his mother, whose pedestal is still in place. The pediments lie on the ground. They show Vishnu reclining on Shesha, the three strides of Vishnu to regain the World, a Shiva dancing
  • Nov 13, 1431

    End of the Angkorian period