Khleang overview

The Khleang is a group of buildings located in the Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia. They are located to the east of the main temple and are considered some of the most well-preserved structures in the complex.

The Khleang buildings were constructed in the 12th century during the reign of King Suryavarman II and were used as residential and administrative structures for the temple’s priests and officials. The buildings feature elaborate carvings and sculptures, including scenes from Hindu mythology and images of Hindu deities, and are considered some of the finest examples of Angkorian art and architecture.

In addition to their aesthetic appeal, the Khleang buildings are also significant for their historical and cultural significance. They provide important insights into the daily life of the Angkor Wat temple and the Khmer empire, and are considered an important part of Cambodia’s cultural heritage.

Today, the Khleang buildings are a popular attraction for visitors to the Angkor Wat temple complex, and are considered an essential part of any visit to the site. They offer a glimpse into the rich history and culture of the Khmer empire, and are a testament to the country’s rich artistic and architectural traditions.

In the photo below, the ruins in the center back are Khleang, and the towers on both sides are part of Prasat Sur Prat. It is deserted and grazing with grazing cows.