11th - 12th century

The first half of the 12th century was dominated by one of the principal kings of Cambodia, - Suryavarman I. The capital became established in the centre of Angkor Thom with various monuments surrounding a royal palace. This period represents the height of the artistic culture. Monuments include the Baphuon, Angkor Wat and Banteay Samre. The Western Baray, another vast reservoir, was also excavated.


the moat, Angkor Wat