"North Kleang" Angkor Thum Things to Do Tip by Blatherwick

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  North Kleang
by Blatherwick

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. The Kleangs are unremarkable upon close inspection but picturesque from a distance, standing among the 12 towers of Prasat.

Kleang means ?storeroom? but it is unlikely that this was the function of the structures. A royal oath of allegiance is carved into the doorway of one Kleang indicating that they may have served as reception areas or even housing for visiting noblemen and ambassadors.

Address: Opposite the Terrace of Elephants

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  • Written Aug 9, 2005
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