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After Ayutthaya took control of Angkor for the first time during 1353-1357, the Cambodian people lived in poverty and misery, especially Ayutthaya mobilized almost all Cambodians living in Angkor to fulfill. In its provinces, along with many other assets such as gold, silver and many valuables such as gold mats, silver mats, horses, elephants, etc., weakened the Khmer army and labor force against the Siamese and after the king. Srey Suryovong during the years (1357-1366) liberated Angkor from Ayutthaya, not long after the Siamese took control of Angkor again in (1389-1394).

Then, after the second attack on Angkor during the reign of King Siam Rama, he appointed a son named Ponhea Prek to reign in Angkor in the name of Indra. When he arrived in Angkor, he saw the magnificent temples and the luxurious designs, and then asked the Cambodian officials who worked in the Royal Palace, which are recorded in the following Khmer historical records:... Why do these good palaces have so many rooms? At that time, the Khmer official told the Siamese king that these good rooms were for receiving the son of the Samantharat. The same official also said that this is a statue of a cow that was built a long time ago during the Angkorian Empire to house the Bible, and this cow is worshiped and considered the tomb of the kingdom.



The Siamese king saw the magnificent three-storied paradise, as well as many other valuable artifacts. The Siamese king was very pleased and ordered the Khmer army chief to betray Two of them, Ponhea Keo and Ponhea Tey, along with 70,000 people, transported statues of cows, including the Bible, the Trinity and many Buddha statues made of gold, silver and bronze, as well as many other gold and silver coins, to Thailand.

We see that every time the Siamese invaded Angkor, they always mobilized the Cambodian people to their own country. Let the Khmer become a nation without people, a country without troops until they are willing to abandon the glorious city of Angkor


Source: Historical document of Prof. Dr. In Sophal (Book of Cambodia between Siam, Vietnam and French colonies)

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