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1 Khmer Domination By: Thomas Chase Fereday

2 Khmer? Khmer people’s culture is centered in Cambodia The predominant ethnic group in Cambodia Main Religions: Theravada Buddhism, Hinduism, Animism, Ancestral

3 Rise of the Khmer Golden Age started in the ninth century Jayavarman II started the rise of the Khmer United the empire under one ruler Established the capital of Hariharalaya In the Tonle Sap area of Cambodia

4 Indravarman 1 Started an extensive building program Built shrines Started building a reservoir system

5 Yasovarman 1 Expanded the irrigation systems Reduced the dependence on Monsoons Moved the capital to Yashodharapura

6 Suryavarman 2 Expanded the Khmer empire through warfare Strengthened political relations with China Built the Angkor Watt Largest religious center in Southeast Asia Dedicated to the Hindu gods

7 Depiction of Suryavarman 2

8 Jayavarman 7 Drove the Cham out of the kingdom Built the Angkor Thom Complex Strong believer of Mahayana Buddhism Improved the country's infrastructure Built an extensive road system Started an extensive Architecture program Monuments, Bridges, Schools, Universities, Rest Houses

9 Depiction of Jayavarman 7

10 Decline of the Khmer Thai army captured Angkor Watt in 1353 Laos captured Khmer territory to the north Thai army captured Angkor Thom in 1431 Religious Unrest Theravada Buddhism was introduced Challenged the royal Hinduism and Mahayana Buddhism

11 Khmer Empire Modern day Cambodia

12 Bibliography korianperiod.htm korianperiod.htm


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