is considered by some to be the first king of the Khmer empire
, as it evolved out of the Kamboja
kingdom (also called Chenla
in Chinese). He ruled from approximately 657
. Over the course of his reign, and that of his predecessor Bhavavarman II
, the Khmer kings' power was consolidated in the areas previously controlled by the Funan
culture. However, Jayavarman left no male heirs, which led to the division of Cambodia
and a return to earlier anarchic conditions.
- Jayavarman II - considered by most to be the first king of the Khmer Angkor kingdom, ruling at the beginning of the 9th century.
- Coedes, G. (1962). "The Making of South-east Asia." London: Cox & Wyman Ltd.