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Batu Caves, Batu Caves

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Explore a set of atmospheric Hindu temples at Batu Caves. Located in impressive 400-million-year-old limestone caves, the temples were founded in 1891 by an Indian trader. Today, they have grown into a revered, iconic place of worship and one of the most visited Hindu shrines outside of India. Admire the 42.7 m (140 ft) high statue of Murugan, a Hindu deity, that marks the cave entrance, and head inside to see the attractive interplay of manmade and natural artistry. Make Batu Caves a centerpiece of your Batu Caves vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Batu Caves travel itinerary planner .
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  • October 5, 2017
    Batu Caves is a series of limestone caves 'guarded' buy a 43 meter high status of the hindu Lord Muruga. The place is dirty, full of monkeys and currently with constructions going on but it is still w...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    This is a Hindu Temple and one needs to climb 250 Steps to reach to the caves. Inside the cave there are two Temples and are beautiful. The Caves are also a great experience to see. Please mind the Mo...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    After reading the reviews on the place we made the trip, so disappointed and no wow factor, the place looks like a cheap market, the caves are smelly and full of rubbish, at least it was free and the ...  more »
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  • August 31, 2017
    Always a delight to visit the caves, though I found that there was too much construction going on in the area. Visitors should definitely check out the Dark Cave tour near the top of the steps at Batu Caves. Best to book a spot when you arrive as the waiting time can be quite long. The cave tour was the highlight of our visit. The kids loved the walk into the deep, dark cave. The times when we just switched of all our torch lights and just listened to the silence was remarkable.
  • September 3, 2017
    Came here today with my mom and brother, the place was so awesome. We took 280 steps to the top. Bought some tiny souvenir before the final stairs. The top most part was mesmerizing. The whole natural structure of the cave was spectacular. It was a perfect weather to come here, there were some rain showers, and we were lucky to bring some umbrellas with us. I love the fact, that it was almost 2pm and still not hot. The water falls on the side of the cave was so pretty. And there were some cute monkeys, but we have to be careful of them since they try to take stuff from you, especially if its in a plastic bag. I suggest you take videos, lots of them.
  • August 26, 2017
    Very scenic and good for those looking to get in touch with nature. The statue is enormous and jaw dropping. Be warn though that you have to walk up about 270 stairs but it was not that bad. It could get really hot but once you are inside the cave, it is cool and beautiful.
  • July 19, 2017
    A place that has A LOT of potential but... it's not exploited. There is no explanation of what we see, of the history, of the statuses... You just walk there, watch, take photos but the place is loosing all it's local and cultural heritage. Wouldn't it be lovely if we could learn about the religious traditions, the meanings of what is represented ? Inside the Batu Caves, there are tourist shops, huge stadium lights, music, food stands, which don't fit with the place. It could be such a breath taking place to see... Everything was made for tourists but they would gain so much by just informing the tourists about the place and the spirituality of it. It's true it's a bit dirty but that's because the monkeys search the bins and play with the empty water bottles. That would also be a good initiative : bins that trap the bottles so the monkeys can't get them. Overall, a beautiful place but nothing seems to be done for the authenticity of it.
  • September 5, 2017
    Long climb up to the top... 270+ stairs.. Gud place if u visit during morning hours.. Say like 7 am or so... Because by 9.30 : 10 am the place would be crowded and u will not get good pictures. Lots of monkeys running around. Have fun.. Safe climbing..

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A popular attraction within easy reach of Kuala Lumpur by train or bus, the Batu Caves area attracts mostly day-trippers from the capital. Some accommodations are available close to the caves, with budget hotels the norm. Look for these near the train station of the same name, and at the eastern end of Jalan Lingkaran Tengah 2.
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