Quick Answer: Who was the last king of the Khmer empire?

How did the Khmer empire end?

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.

Who were the Khmer kings?

The Khmer kings were absolute rulers, meaning that they possessed total power and authority over their people. After taking office, each king reenacted the Kulen Mountain ritual first conducted by Jayavarman II.

How was the king of Khmer chosen?

The king is elected for life from among the members of the Norodom and Sisowath bloodline who are at least 30 years old by the Royal Council of the Throne which consists of several senior political and religious figures.

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