The Great Khmer Kings
History shows that there were four particularly notable Khmer kings who made the Khmer Empire one of the world’s greatest civilizations. They were the kings who ruled Cambodia during the Angkorian period, which lasted from the early 9th century to the 14th century. The Angkorian period was in terms of cultural accomplishments and political power. It was the most glory period, so called the Golden Age of Cambodia, in Khmer history. It was recognized as the greatness and territorial expansion period. The four great Khmer kings who made the Khmer Empire one of the world’s greatest civilizations were:
- King Jayavarman II, the king who united the two kingdom of Chenla during the years 802-850.
- King Yasovarman I, the king who established Angkor as the capital between the years 899-900.
- King Soryavarman II, the king who built Angkor Wat between 1116-1145.
- King Jayavarman VII, the king who built Angkor Thom between the years 1181-1201.