Who was the founder of Khmer empire?

Jayavarman II, posthumous name Paramesvara (literally, Supreme Lord), (born c. 770—died 850, Hariharalaya, Cambodia), founder of the Khmer, or Cambodian, empire and outstanding member of the series of rulers of the Angkor period (802–1431).

Who was the king of Khmer?

Norodom Sihamoni (Khmer: នរោត្តម សីហមុនី, Nôroŭtdâm Seihămŭni [nɔroːtɗɑm səjhamuni]; born 14 May 1953) is the King of Cambodia.

Norodom Sihamoni
Prime Minister Hun Sen
Born 14 May 1953 Phnom Penh, Cambodia, French Indochina
House Norodom
Father Norodom Sihanouk

Why did the Angkor empire fall?

The cause of the Angkor empire’s demise in the early 15th century long remained a mystery. But researchers have now shown that intense monsoon rains that followed a prolonged drought in the region caused widespread damage to the city’s infrastructure, leading to its collapse.

What made the Khmer empire successful?

Another key achievement of the Khmer Empire was its ability to build strong trade links with societies across South-East Asia. Trade in rice and fish became a key part of the Khmer Empire’s economy. Use of the Mekong River allowed the Khmer to trade in regions both north and south of the empire.

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