Feb 4, 802
Founding of the Khmer Empire(802-35CE)
Jayavarman || founded the Khmer Empire in Cambodia, he created four capitals for his kingdom. To expand his area he used wars, alliances and marriages, therefore he would gain more power and control over the people. Jayavarman || also built many Hindu Temples.
Period: Apr 27, 802 to Apr 27, 1500
The Rise and Fall of the Khmer Empire
Mar 10, 890
Yasovarman | constructs a new capital and reservoir(889-900)
Yasovarman constructed one new capital which was named 'Yasodharapura' he also constructed a huge reservior. The reservoir had measurements of 7.5 kilometres by 1.8 kilometres. These were both built in the Ankhor Area
Feb 24, 953
Rajendravarman || builds temples(953)
Rajendravarman || built many temples at Angkor, also during his reign the Champa's and the Khmers had their first war. The Khmer court also became a place/centre for artists and scholars.
May 3, 1113
Suryavarman || comes to power(1113-1150)
Suryavarman || comes to power, after he had killed a rival prince in a battle that was fought on the war elephants. He also extended the Khmer Empire after conquering Haripunchai and south-western, during his reign he also commenced the construction of Ankhor Wat which is the best temple in the Khmer Empire
Jun 24, 1177
Cham invades the Khmer Empire(1177)
Suryavarman || dies, after the death the Cham invadaded Khmer Empire. They rowed up the Mekong River in war canoes.They then sacked the Khmer Capital and killed the king.
Jun 3, 1181
Next King was Jayavarman V||(1181-1215)
The new Khmer king was Jayavarman V||, he was regarded one of the greatest of the Khmer Rulers. He was a follower of a type of Buddhism named 'Mahayana Buddhism', he then made this the new state religion. They then built Ankhor Tom which means Great City
May 3, 1243
There was religious conflict. Jayavarman V||| wanted to return to Hinduism, so he converted Buddhist Temples to Hindu temples as well as destroying many Buddha Images.
May 3, 1260
Khmer Empire was threatened(1260-1283)
During Jayavarman V|||'s reign, the Khmer Empire was threatened by a more powerful empire named The mighty Mongol Empire, which was north to the Khmer Empire. He then paid tribute to Mongols to avoid war happening, which made the Empire a vassal state of the mongols
May 3, 1295
Jayavarman V||| is overthrown(1295-1309)
Jayavarman V||| was overthrown by his son-in-law, the one who introduced THeravada Buddhism to the empire, his name was Srindravarman. At the end of his reign it was regarded as the end of the Khmer Classical Period.
May 3, 1431
Ankhor/Khmer empire is abandoned(1431)
Thias sack Angkor and the empire is abandoned by all of the Khmer Rulers