Kleangs (North and South)

Attraction 200 meters directly east of the Terrace of the Elephants Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
05:00 AM - 06:00 PM
04:00 PM
05:30 PM
Second-time visit
Attraction
Kids
Architecture
Temple & Monument
20.00 USD

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The Kleangs (North and South) are two ancient buildings of Hindu that is for unknown purpose but offers amazing architecture and rather attractive environment.

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Why Kleangs (North and South) is special ?

Like Preah Pithu, the North and South Kleangs have been recently cleared of jungle growth and the surroundings make this a pleasant area for exploring. The Kleangs consist of a pair of large sandstone facades that look quite grand against a jungle background. They are similar in time, layout, style and decoration, although inscriptions suggest that the South Kleang was built slightly later than the north one.


Some scholars believe the name ‘storehouse’ is inappropriate for these buildings and suggest they may have been reception halls for receiving foreign dignitaries.


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What to explore at Kleangs (North and South)?

Both buildings are long rectangular structures with cruciform porches placed centrally on the west and east facades. Windows with balusters are evenly spaced across the elevation on either side of the porches. The decoration is restrained, but I thoughtful in its design and execution. The faceted columns of the doorways support lintels decorated with foliate scrolls.

North Kleang: the workmanship of the architecture and decoration is more carefully executed than that of the South Kleang. To the rear of the North Kleang there is a laterite wall with high level horizontal windows which encloses smaller halls in a courtyard.

South Kleang: the long rectangular building is unfinished, but it stands on a
moulded platform. The interior decoration is limited to a frieze under the cornice.

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Selling points

  • Mysterious buildings with nice structure
  • A beautiful storeroom of the past
  • Picturesque from a distance
  • Quiet, strange, gorgeous
  • Nice framework of ancient ruin
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Duration
3.0 days
Estimated
457.90 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
25 places

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200 meters directly east of the Terrace of the Elephants

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Tips for you

  • The buildings are old and some part has fallen down
    What to see
  • You can have lots of pictures there, so you should bring your camera. Best photographed in the afternoon
    What to bring
  • It's necessary to bring your hat and sunscreen
    What to bring
  • You should bring your own water as you may feel very thirsty and price there is quite expensive to buy.
    What to bring
  • It will be better experience if you visit with a local tour guide
    Experience
  • Best time to go is early morning or just before sunset
    Timming
  • You should watch out your children and don't let them get too close to the sandstone buildings
    Safety
  • It's just opposite the Terrace of Elephants, behind the Prasat Suor Prat, so you can visit these attractions also
    Things nearby
  • Entrance fee is included in the Temple Pass Entrance Ticket.
    Ticket and Pricing

Reviews

These are two building on the east side of Royal Square in Angkor Thom. It’s very quiet due to unpopular attraction. But I found that it’s quiet interesting to explore. From what I found, these two building were not built the same time and they are in rectangular shape. This place is very good for taking photos, especially in the afternoon. The price is included in the temple pass, so you don’t have to pay more.

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