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Khleangs

Date of Construction:
Late 10th - Early 11th century C.E.
Religious Affiliation:
Hinduism
Patron or King:
Jayavarman V
Artistic/Archeo. Style:
Khleang
Location:
Central Angkor Thom
Duration of Visit:
10 minutes
Time to Visit:
Anytime.
Photography Notes:
Position (North):
13d26'50N  103d51'38E    Position (South):
13d26'40N  103d51'38E

Rectangular sandstone buildings set opposite the Terrace of Elephants, behind the Prasat Suor Prat. ‘Kleang’ means ‘storeroom’ but it is unlikely that this was its actual function. A royal oath of allegiance carved into the doorway indicates that they may have served as reception areas or even housing for visiting noblemen and ambassadors. The North Kleang was built in wood under Rajendravarman II and then rebuilt in stone by Jayavarman V, probably before the construction of the South Kleang. It also contains the best preserved carvings. The South Kleang was never completed. The Kleangs are unremarkable upon close inspection but picturesque from a distance, standing among the Prasat Suor Prat. Best photographed in the afternoon..
 

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