Khmer empire

The Khmer Empire

  • Period: 100 to 500

    South-East Asia is Indianised

    Between the years of 100 CE and 500 CE South East Asia is heavily affected by the cultural, religious and political practises of India although mixed the practices with their own ways. By looking at artefact's such as the Sanskrit Stele historians have been able to prove that Indianisation definately affected South East Asia.
  • Period: Jan 1, 657 to

    Jayavarman I Reigns

    Jayavarman I is known by many as the first ruler/king of the Khmer empire as it transformed from the Kamboja kingdom (also known as Chelna in Chinese). He reigned from approximately 657 CE to 681 CE. However, Jayavarman did not leave any male heirs which led to a division in Cambodia and the rule of Queen Jayavedi who succeeded him and reigned from 685 CE to 720 CE More Information about Jayavarman I
  • Period: Jan 1, 1002 to Jan 1, 1010

    Civil War

    Between the years of 1002 CE and 1010 CE their was a civil war between two rulers, Jayaviravarman and Suryavarman. Suryavarman was the victor.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1113 to Jan 1, 1150

    Suryavarman II Reigns

    Between the years of 1113 CE and 1150 CE Suryavarman II was the chakravartin (ruler) of the Khmer Empire. He was the builder of the Angkor Wat More information about Suryavarman II
  • Period: Jan 1, 1181 to Jan 1, 1220

    Jayavarman VII Reigns

    Jayavarman VII was the king of the Khmer Empire between the years of 1181 CE and 1220 CE. During his reign he focused on building hospitals, rest houses beside roads and reservoirs. After this he built a temple in honour of his mother and father. He was seen as one of the best kings of the Khmer Empire. More information about Jayavarman VII
  • Jan 1, 1431

    The End of the Khmer Empire

    In the year 1431 CE the Khmer Empire ends and although many scholars have spent time investigating, there are still many theories as to why it fell, some theories say that ecological and infrastructure breakdowns were the cause.
  • The Start of the Khmer Empire

    The Khmer Empire is founded by Jayavarman II
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    Indravarman I Reigns

    Indravarman I reigned the Khmer Empire between 877 CE and 878 CE and 889 CE and 890 CE and also constructs three major buildings. The first, Preah Ko, the first temple to be built in the ancient city of Hariharalaya ( area that is now known as Roluos, near the Tonle Sap). Next was the Bakong temple which is located near Siem Reap and was the official state temple of King Indravarman I. Third was the Indratataka Baray.
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    Harshavarman I Reigns

    Harshavarman I was the king of the Khmer Empire between the years of 910 CE and 923 CE. He was succeeded by Rajendravarman II after his death in 923 CE. More information about Harshavarman I
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    Rajendravarman II Reigns

    Rajendrvarman II was the successor of Harshavarman I and ruled between 944 CE and 967 CE. He was the nephew of the former ruler Yasovarman I and his main monuments are in Pre Rup and East Mebon. More information about Rajendravarman II
  • Period: to Jan 1, 1431

    The Khmer Empire

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    Jayavarman II Reigns

    Jayavarman II was a king of Cambodia from the 9th century and is recognized greatly as the founder of the Khmer Empire. Historians often date his reign between the years of 802 CE to 850 CE although some historians have now set the dates as 770 CE and 835 CE. Before his rule, the country of Cambodia was full of violence as the country was not satisfied by one leader. More information about Jayavarman II