HISTORY OF THE KHMER EMPIRE

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In History
  • 100

    South- east Asia is Indianised.

    South- east Asia is Indianised.
    South-East Asia was under Indian influence. Indian's had trade, cultural and political relations with Burma, Thailand, Indonesia, Malay, Peninsula and Cambodia. The people of maritime South East Asia are thought to have migrated southwards. The influence of the other long-established civilisation of India gradually became predominant among them. Indian traders, adventurers, teachers and priests continued to be the dominating influence in South East Asia until about A.D.
  • Jan 1, 802

    Jaya II founds the Khmer Empire.

    Jaya II founds the Khmer Empire.
    Jayavarman II, founder of the Khmer, empire and outstanding member of the series of rulers of the Angkor period (802–1431). Among Jayavarman II’s accomplishments were the deification of the Cambodian monarchy, the establishment of the devarāja cult as the official state religion, and the reunification of the old kingdom of Chenla, which he expanded and formed into the Khmer empire.
  • Jan 1, 877

    Indravarman I builds Preah Ko, Bakong temples and the Indratataka Baray.

    Indravarman I builds Preah Ko, Bakong temples and the Indratataka Baray.
    Preah Ko was the first temple to be built in the ancient and now defunct city of Hariharalaya, 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 honour members of the king's family, whom it places in relation with the Hindu deity Shiva.
  • Jan 1, 910

    Harshavarman I reigns.

    Harshavarman I reigns.
    Harshavarman I (died 923) was an Angkorian king who reigned in 910–923 CE. Following his death, Yasovarman I was succeeded by his two sons, the eldar of which was Harshavarman. The reigns of Harshavarman and subsequently his younger brother, Ishanavarman II, marked a period of instability for the the Khmer Empire.
  • Jan 1, 944

    Rajendravarman II reigns (returns the capital of the Angkor Region).

    Rajendravarman II reigns (returns the capital of the Angkor Region).
    After several decades of warfare, dislocations, and disorder—Yaśodharapura itself was abandoned for nearly 30 years—Rajendravarman II (ruled 944–968) restored the capital and set in motion a period of peace and prosperity that lasted nearly a century.
  • Jan 1, 1002

    Civil War is fought between Jayaviravarman and Suryavarman.

    Civil War is fought between Jayaviravarman and Suryavarman.
    A civil war broke out between two Khmers in 1002. The war was fought by Jayaviravarman and Suryavarman because they both claimed the throne. Nine years later, the war ends with Suryvarman being the victor. A temple located in Suryvarman's palace. Angkor Wat is Designed.
  • Jan 1, 1113

    Suryavarman II reigns (he builds Angkor Wat and Beng Mealea).

    Suryavarman II reigns (he builds Angkor Wat and Beng Mealea).
    Angkor Wat was designed by Suryavarman II in 1113 when he was crowned king. He designed it because he wanted to be the best and most powerful king out of all the previous Khmer's, so he designed it with intricate detail and made it really big. Angkor Wat is Constructed.
  • Jan 1, 1181

    Jayavarman VIII reigns.

    Jayavarman VIII reigns.
    Jayavarman VII was a king (reigned 1181-1218) of the Khmer Empire in present day Siem Reap, Cambodia. He was the son of King Dharanindravarman II and Queen Sri Jayarajacudamani. He married Jayarajadevi and then, after her death, married her sister Indradevi.
  • Jan 1, 1220

    Indravarman II reigns.

    Indravarman II reigns.
    Indravarman II was a ruler of the Khmer Empire, son of Jayavarman VII. There is some dispute regarding the actual period of his reign, even because his successor, Jayavarman VIII, probably destroyed historical records about him, but the only inscription which directly mentioned him reports that he died in 1243.
  • Jan 1, 1432

    Khmer Empire comes to an abrupt end.

    Khmer Empire comes to an abrupt end.
    The Khmer Empire came to an abrupt end in 1432. For many years after the death of Jayavarman II, the Thai invaded Angkor many times which weakened the Khmer's severely. In 1432, the Thais had a massive siege. Everyone fled including Barom Reachea II, the King at the time, except for some Buddhist monks who stayed and looked after Anchor.