Khmer Empire

The [[Khmer Empire]] is a former large nation situated in mainland South East Asia (Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, East Malaysia) and Katagalugan (Philippines). The empire, which grew out of the former kingdoms of Funan and Chenla, at times ruled over and/or vassalised most of mainland Southeast Asia. Khmer Empire:  (802–1431) established early in the 9th century ad Founder: Jayavarman II ("king of the world", or "king of kings") on Phnom Kulen The Collapse of Khmer E...

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Former Capital City: [[Khmer Empire]] Constructed: Early Mid 12th century King : Suryavarman II (1113 – 1150) Religion: Hinduism Style : Angkor Wat Location/Access : 6 km north of Siem Reap in [[Angkor Archaeological Park]] Time to Visit: Sunrise; Afternoon for best light on face; Fewer visitors in the morning. Visiting Hours: 5:00AM - 6:00PM. Angkor Wat closes at 6:00PM, Banteay Srey closes at 5:00PM and Kbal Spean at 3:00PM. Note: Always carry your ticket. ...

About Cambodia

The world knows Cambodia as the country with its famous for [[Angkor Wat]] temple and its ancient civilization known as [[Khmer Empire]] which flourished for over 600 years which allowed successive kings to control and exert influence over much of Southeast Asia and accumulate immense power and wealth. The Indianized kingdom built monumental temples including [[Angkor Wat]], now a [[UNESCO World Heritage]] Site , and facilitated the spread of first Hinduism, then Buddhism to much of Southeas...