South East Asia 1215 CE

The Khmer empire is at the height of its power, and the great temple of Angkor Wat has been built.

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What is happening in South East Asia in 1215CE

Malay kingdoms

The Sri Vijaya empire has vanished, to be replaced by numerous kingdoms in Malaya, Java and Sumatra.

The Khmer empire

The dominant power in the region is now the Khmer empire, which is based in Cambodia but has conquered the historic kingdom of Champa and has expanded over a huge empire. This is the age in which the great series of Khmer temples were built, culminating in Angkor Wat, by all measures one of the most spectacular buildings ever constructed anywhere in the world.

Burma

In Burma, the Burman kingdom of Pagan has now expanded, conquering the Mon kingdom to the south.

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