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.
When was Angkor Thom abandoned?
|Founded||Late 12th century AD (excluding some monuments inside)|
|Abandoned||Perhaps early 17th century AD|