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For the temple, see Prasat Khleang Khang Cheung and Prasat Khleang Khang Thbong

The Khleang architectural category - named after the pair of Angkor Thom khleangs - covers a wide time frame and a broad grouping of styles. The term khleang in Khmer translates roughly as storehouse and many such pavilions can be found associated with 11th-century temple sites. (Their exact purpose is still debated although how 2 relatively insignificant structures gave their name to a wide art style including some of the most remarkable Angkor monuments is also a mystery to us.)

The period corresponds to the reigns of Jayavarman V, Udayadityavarman I, Jayaviravarman and Suryavarman I covering the mid-10th to mid-11th centuries. The latter king was a particularly prolific builder and responsible for numerous sites across a wide geographical range. This unmanageable category could be subdivided, for convenience sake, into a late 10th-century Ta Keo style, typified by Jayavarman V's massive sandstone pyramid Prasat Ta Keo (Siem Reap) itself and Suryavarman I's Late Khleang - early 11th-century - smaller scale temple sites. Despite their profusion, there is a certain degree of homogeneity in the latter king's constructions, albeit with a strong tendency to reuse older elements, and a site such as Prasat Ek Phnom, in many ways could be seen as a typical example.

Overall the period displays fully integral covered galleries - in the cases of Ta Keo and Phimeanakas, placed atop pyramid style constructions - with 'libraries' and gopuras, while the Ta Keo period sees the widespread use of sandstone.

Suryavarman I sites stretch from Prasat Phnom Chisor in the south to additions at Prasat Preah Vihear and Wat Phu in the north while isolated sandstone towers dating to this period are widespread across the range. Sites such as Chisor are eclectic in style and remodel existing older structures as well as reusing older lintels. (The site displays sandstone, brick, and laterite shrines.) Reliefs tend to be heraldic with a central deity although narrative reliefs such as the Churning of the Sea of Milk and various Krishna scenes are commonly seen. A curious substyle, generally assigned to the same king, is the cartoon-like narrative lintels seen at, for example, Prasat Kok Roka (Kampong Thom) and Prasat Snoeng Khang Lech. Perhaps due to the sheer number of constructions, certain haste, lack of attention to detail with simplified reliefs can be seen in this period.

As we said, a (too) broad and confusing category.

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