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  Jayavarman VII - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jayavarman VII was a king of the Khmer Empire (1181 - 1219????) in present day Cambodia.
Neak Pean (Coiled Serpent) also built by Jayavarman VII is one of the smallest but most beautiful temples in the Angkor complex, a fountain with four surrounding ponds set on an island in that artificial lake.
Sons did not necessarily inherit their father's thrones; Jayavarman VII himself had many sons, such as Suryakumara and Virakumara,who were crown princes (the suffix kumara usually is translated as crown prince).
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 The Temples of Angkor
After Jayavarman VII recaptured the Angkorian capital from the Cham invaders in 1181, he began a massive building campaign across the empire, constructing Angkor Thom as his new capital city.
The last baray (Jayatataka) was constructed by Jayavarman VII in the late 12th century.
For a short period it was also the residence of King Jayavarman VII during the reconstruction of his permanent home in Angkor Thom.
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Jayavarman VII (ruled 1181 - 1220) came to power at the age of 60.
The Bayon was the principal temple built by Jayavarman VII, situated within the walls of the City of Angkor Thom.
This is one of the larger temples built by Jaya varman VII.
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 Bayon Pearnik - Cambodia - Siem Reap - The Kingdom Of Angkor
Jayavarman was a warrior, who after returning to Cambodia from Java, managed to subdue enough Khmer rival states to declare one sovereign kingdom under his rule.
Not long after, Jayavarman VII, who ruled until 1220, went on a series of military campaigns that extended the Khmer empire to Malaysia in the south, to the borders of Myanmar in the west, Laos in the north and even central Vietnam.
Following Jayavarman VIII abdication in favour of his brother in law, Crindravarman, Theravada Buddhism was adopted (probably due to pressure from Siam) and this remains the Cambodian state religion to this day.
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Dharanindravarman II was the cousin of Suryavarman II and was undoubtedly the son of Dharanindravarman I deposed by the latter.
The inscription of Say-Fong (Laos) introduced Jayavarman VII as the son of Dharanindravarman II and a princess of Jayadityapura.
Jayavarman VII then entrusted the command of his troops to the young Cham prince to take care of the Cham affairs.
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 Angkor Wat Period Cambodia Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Being a Khmer prince, Jayavarman VII was formerly a chieftain since the time of Yasovarman II and ruled over a Champa province or vishaya which was under the Angkor's authority.
When the Chams seized the Angkor in 1177, Jayavarman VII determined to fight against the intruders and was able to re-capture the Angkor's capital Yasodharapura, where he ascended the throne in 1181.
Jayavarman VII was the last greatest king of the Angkor.
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 Cambodian Architecture: Preah Khan temple, Angkor
Preah Khan was built in 1191 during the reign of King Jayavarman VII.
Jayavarman first made a name for himself in 1165, when news of a rebellion reached his ears.
Jayavarman was powerless to interfere, but waited patiently for an opportunity.
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 Additional Reading (from Jayavarman VII) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Among Jayavarman II's accomplishments were the deification of the Cambodian monarchy, the establishment of the devara cult as the official state religion, and the reunification of the old kingdom...
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 Ankgor, Cambodia - Archaeological Site
Jayavarman established his capital first at Hariharalaya (near the modern village of Roluos), then moved to Phnom Kulen where he proclaimed himself emperor in 802, and finally returned to Hariharalaya towards the end of his reign.
In 1177, the Chams invaded and sacked Angkor.
The empire gradually declined under Jayavarman's successors, due especially to military pressure from Ayutthaya; Angkor was abandoned after being conquered and sacked by the Thais in 1431, although it was briefly reoccupied in the 16th century.
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 GHF 2003 Nominations
The citadel of Banteay Chhmar was commissioned by the 12th Century Khmer King Jayavarman VII (AD 1181-1219) in honour of four army generals, and his son, the Crown Prince Indravarman.
Jayavarman VII is generally considered to be the Khmer Empire's greatest king, and the most ambitious and spectacular architectural projects were carried out during his reign.
Legend has it that the face on these temples is actually a representation of Jayavarman's face, and the expression the face bears is often referred to as "the Khmer smile".
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Built nearly 100 years after Angkor Wat by Jayavarman VII, it is one of the most stunning temples and sits exactly in the middle of Angkor Thom.
The faces are thought to be the composite of King Jayavarman VII and Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, a Buddhist deity.
century by King Jayavarman VII, it was dedicated to Buddhism and follows the Prasat Bayon art style - it's a large square man-made pond (70 meters (230 feet) on each side), surrounded with stairs and a sanctuary in the centre on a small island and surrounded by four smaller ponds.
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Built by king Jayavarman VII at the end of the XIIth-century, It located opposite the Banteay Kdei Complex, this artificial lake was used for ritual bathing by royal.
It is one of the largest and most attraction temples in Angkor, was built by king Jayavarman VII dedicated this temple to his mother from the mid of 12th to the beginning of 13th century, and dedicated to Barahmansism.
Built by Jayavarman VII at the second half of the XIth century and dedicated to Buddhism, It is composed of a square pool with 4 smaller square pool arranged on Each axis.
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 Jayavarman VII -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Jayavarman VII was a king of the (Click link for more info and facts about Khmer Empire) Khmer Empire (1181 - 1219) in present day (A nation in southeastern Asia; was part of Indochina under French rule until 1946) Cambodia.
He was married in his late twenties to (Click link for more info and facts about Jayarajadevi) Jayarajadevi.
On the death of his father, his cousin Yasovarman II assumed the throne, and Jayavarman went into exile in neighboring (Click link for more info and facts about Champa) Champa.
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 CyberGallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Last great king of Angkor was Jayavarman VII, who built more monuments than any other Khmer ruler include Ta Phrom, Banteay Kdei and Preah Khan.
After the Buddhist Jayavarman VII became king in 1181, he conquered Champa, a state in what is now Vietnam, whose legions had sacked Angkor in 1177.
After the death of Jayavarman VII around 1220.
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 Jayavarman VII - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Jayavarman VII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Jayavarman VII - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Jayavarman VII.
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It was not until after the Cham invaded the Khmer Empire, who sacked Angkor in 1177, that Jayavarman was able to successfully assert his rightful claim, and finally assumed the throne of the Khmer Empire in 1181, at the age of 61.
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 Southeast Asia Diary: Arrival at Angkor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Jayavarman VII is best known for constructing Angkor Thom, the nine-square-kilometer walled city that would serve as the royal capital for 400 years.
Jayavarman VII commissioned the Baphuon Palace as well as the Bayon, famous for its scores of smirking stone faces.
Jayavarman VII's reign was the pinnacle of Khmer culture, and after his death things began to slip away.
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Jayavarman drove the Chams from Cambodia in 1181, ascended the throne, conquered Champa, and extracted tribute from much of Thailand and Laos.
The serene, contemplative expressions of the figures reflect the humility and compassion associated with Buddhism, and perhaps even with Jayavarman VII himself.
Sculpture of the time also became more individualized, as in the two heads thought to be portraits of Jayavarman VII and the possible portrait of his deceased wife, Queen Jayarajadevi in the guise of the Buddhist deity Tara.
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The Bayon is the central temple of the Angkor Thom compound, and was built by Jayavarman VII and VIII in the late 12th to 13th centuries.
Because Jayavarman VII was a passionate Buddhist and Jayavarman VIII an equally passionate Hindu, it has a combination of Buddhist and Hindu themes.
There are two sets, one outside depicting scenes from daily life, and one inside, with Hindu religious themes (added by Jayavarman VIII after the death of Jayavarman VII).
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 Cambodia Package Tour - Angkor Classic 2,  4 days
BAYON: Jayavarman VII's temple mountain that stands at the center of Angkor Thom.
NEAK PEAN: built by King Jayavarman VII (ruled 1181 to 1201), it is a Buddhist temple consisting of a square pool with four smaller square pools arranged on each axis.
PREAH KHAN: a temple built by King Jayavarman VII with towered enclosures and shoulder-hugging corridors in a jungle setting.
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 Angkorian Khmer Art: Bayon style c. 1180-c.1230 A.D. - In the reign of Jayavarman VII
Towards the end of the 12th century, portraitures began to be produced.
Jayavarman was a devout follower of Mahayana Buddhism which is reflected in the art of his time.
Jayavarman VII came to power after the capital had been sacked in 1177 by the Chams.
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 Modern reputation. (from Jayavarman VII) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Despite the importance of Jayavarman VII in the history of the Angkor kingdom, no memory of him was preserved in the later Cambodian chronicles.
In modern times, however, as archaeological studies generated popular interest in his reign, Jayavarman VII became a kind of paradigmatic national hero, who was credited not only with establishing the full greatness of…
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 Jayavarman VII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Although it bears no royal insignia or any finery, this is the head of a sovereign: Jayavarman VII (r.
The king is portrayed at a mature age, his features somewhat fleshy, his eyes lowered, meditating in utmost humility.
The reign of Jayavarman VII came after a turbulent period that had culminated in 1177 with the sack of Angkor by the
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 Forgotten Wonders: Angkor Wat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Located in Northwestern Cambodia, Angkor, the Capital of the Ancient Khmer Empire was possibly founded around the Ninth Century AD by King Jayavarman II.
However, the city reached its peak glory in the 12th Century under Kings Suryavarman II and Jayavarman VII.
The most beautiful and most famous monument in the city, Angkor Wat, lies about one kilometer south of the Royal town of Angkor Thom which was founded by Jayavarman VII.
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 AsiaExplorers | Cambodia > ANGKOR > Bayon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Bayon was erected by the prolific Jayavarman VII.
It consists of 57 standing towers spotting a forest of stone faces (altogether over 200) that represent either the Avalokiteshvara or a combination of Buddha and Jayavarman VII (two schools of thoughts exist on this, so I won't join in the frey).
Some of the best bas-reliefs depicting everyday life during the late 12th Century are found all along the exterior walls of the lower levels.
www.asiaexplorers.com /cambodia/bayon.htm   (139 words)

 Ministry of Tourism
According to the chronicle of King Jayavarman VII in the ancient Academic Buddhist Institute, it is claimed; in the 12
The war victory(1177-1181 AD) liberated Cambodia and is inscribed on the bas relief of the Bayon Temple and the Banteay Chhmar Temple.
On the bas relief there are images of the navy with Preah Bath Jayavarman VII bravely wielding a fighting stick and bow on the royal barge.
www.mot.gov.kh /event_festival/water_festival.htm   (994 words)

 Jayavarman and the Khmers abroad !   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
book title: Jayavarman VII the last Emperor of the Kampujea empire.
Jayavarman VII the last Emperor of the Kampujea empire.Wherethere it truth or not we don't know,but from the descriptions of his knoweledge and skillfull,he's the one
the truth is Jayavarman VII is the greatest king in Thai history and the biggest of all in the history of the planet earth.
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 Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing, CRISP
Bayon is a Buddhist structure where the faces of Bodhisattavas on its many towers resemble the then great Khmer king, Jayavarman VII.
The first group of temples were built near Roulos towards the southeastern corner of the image.
It is believed that the intensive building phase towards the end of the rule of the powerful Khmer king Jayavarman VII exhausted the kingdom; and although the Khmer kings ruled at Angkor for another century and half, it was not with the old glory.
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 Takeo Province
Jayavarman VII, for Buddhist, with width 500m x length 700m, located in Siem Reap.
century by King Jayavarman VII, for Buddhist, with width 300m x length 700m,
century by King Jayavarman VII, for Buddhist, located in Siem Reap.
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 Angkor Wat, Cambodia Photos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This was built under the reign of Jayavarman VII starting in 1186.
This temple was also built under Jayavarman VII and was started in 1191.
During the wet season the small temple is surrounded by a pond, but there was no pond when we were there, so we could walk right up to it.
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 Supposed Portrait of Jayavarman VII Art Print   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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