Ang Eng[a] (Khmer: អង្គអេង [ʔɑŋ ʔeːŋ]; 1773 – 5 May 1796) was King of Cambodia from 1779 to his death in 1796. He reigned under the name of Neareay Reachea III (Khmer: នារាយណ៍រាជាទី៣).

Ang Eng
Neareay Reachea III
King of Cambodia
PredecessorAng Non II
SuccessorInterregnum (Talaha Pen as regent)
Reign1794 – 5 May 1796
Coronation28 May 1794[citation needed]
PredecessorInterregnum (Talaha Pen as regent)
SuccessorInterregnum (Talaha Pok as regent)
Died5 May 1796 (aged 22–23)
Oudong, Cambodia
IssueAng Chan
Ang Bhim
Ang Snguon
Ang Em
Ang Duong
Neareay Reachea III
FatherOutey II

Ang Eng was a son of Outey II. He was installed the Cambodian king by Prince Talaha (Mu) (Khmer: ចៅហ្វ៊ាមូ, Thai: เจ้าฟ้าทะละหะ (มู)) in 1780. Prince Talaha (Mu) acted as regent, and was pro-Vietnamese. Talaha rebelled against Siam, Taksin decided on an invasion of Cambodia. A Siamese army under Somdej Chao Phraya Maha Kasatsuek was dispatched to Cambodia, to crown Inthraphithak as the new king of Cambodia. However, a coup occurred in the same year. Maha Kasatsuek and Maha Surasi marched back to Siam. Later, Maha Kasatsuek was crowned as the new Siamese monarch and became King Rama I.

1780 Map of Cambodia and Southeast Asia.

In 1782, the Tây Sơn dynasty of Vietnam attacked Gia Định and defeated the Nguyễn lord. The Vietnamese lost their control of Cambodia. Phraya Yommarat (Baen) and Phraya Kalahom (Su) captured Oudong and had Mu executed. Later, Baen killed Su and became the new regent. Cham rebels attacked Phnom Penh,[1] and Ang Eng had to flee to Siam. Rama I had him captured and deported to Bangkok, where Rama I adopted him as his son. During the king's absence, Baen was promoted to Chaophraya Aphaiphubet, and was appointed the regent of Cambodia and thereby worked for Siam.

Ang Eng was installed as the king by the Siamese and sent back to Oudong. The Cambodian court split into two factions, as one supported Ang Eng and the other supported Baen. In order to prevent civil war in Cambodia, Rama I ordered Baen to leave Oudong. Battambang and Siem Reap were separated from Cambodia and ceded to Siam and Baen was appointed the governor of these provinces.

Ang Eng died in 1796, his son Ang Chan II succeeded the throne.


Princess Moneang Aut

Princess Moneang Ke

  • Ang Phim

Princess Moneang Ros


  1. ^ In Vietnamese record, he was called Nặc Ấn (匿印).


  1. ^ ศานติ ภักดีคำ. เขมรรบไทย. กทม. มติชน. 2554. หน้า 272
  • Achille Dauphin-Meunier Histoire du Cambodge Que sais-je ? N° 916, P.U.F Paris 1968.
  • Anthony Stokvis, Manuel d'histoire, de généalogie et de chronologie de tous les États du globe, depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à nos jours, préf. H. F. Wijnman, Israël, 1966, Chapitre XIV §.9 "Kambodge" Listes et tableau généalogique n°34 p. 337–338.
  • Peter Truhart, Regents of Nations, K.G Saur Munich, 1984–1988, ISBN 359810491X, Art. " Kampuchea ", p. 1732.
  • Khin Sok "Quelques documents khmers relatifs aux relations entre le Cambodge et l'Annam en 1843". Dans : Bulletin de l'École française d'Extrême-Orient. Tome 74, 1985. p. 403–421.
Ang Eng
Varman Dynasty
Born: 1773 Died: 8 November 1796
Regnal titles
Preceded by King of Cambodia
Succeeded by