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Batu Caves, Batu Caves

Categories: Caves, Sacred & Religious Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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3.7/5 based on 8,500+ reviews on the web
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. To visit Batu Caves on your trip to Batu Caves, use our Batu Caves vacation trip planner.
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  • Beautiful and impressive status! Very disappointed with the upkeep of the very dirty work site! Mount 270 d steep stairs in the heat market told you not. Otherwise very beautiful caves it made me remember the Thailand! You can meet monkeys and then also a mini Nice zoo!
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  • I have travelled the world. India and Nepal in particular as well as Thailand. Malaysia is a country with far higher standards than the afore mentioned places. Batu caves are amongst the worst attract...  read more »
  • Not only the great sculptures are breathtaking, the stairs require also all your breath. Women are not allowed to wear clothes above the knee. However there are ladies that rent and sell big scarves t...  read more »
  • Amazing spiritual place. The Batu Caves are one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India and dedicated to the Lord Murugan. There are several temples that can be visited, one of them being for Vegetarians. The Cathedral cave is the main Temple. Women must cover their legs in order to enter. However scarfs are available at the entrance before you climb the 272 steps. Beware of the macaque monkeys as they love to steal whatever is at hand. Inside the Cathedral Cave one can witness many rituals. There's also food one can purchase and donation boxes available. Outside there are several souvenir shops and flower stands. Already made flower necklaces can be purchased or one can be done for you. Take a break and enjoy a coconut.
  • Extremely fun place. There are wild monkeys everywhere, but they are pretty much harmless. Watched countless people feeding the monkeys from their hands. The caves are amazing and well worth the tiny fee charged for admission. The art work is absolutely breathtaking, and the colors are amazingly vibrant.
  • Definitely worth visiting. The macaques roaming freely around the steps are extremely cute, and were one of the highlights of the visit. It was a shame about the amount of litter around the temple itself and on the stairs. We also visited the reptile house and the bird sanctuary, which were good fun and a great opportunity to have our photos taken with the animals. Not a huge amount to do - we found we had seen everything we wanted to see within about 2 hours, though we did not do the dark caves as there was a very long waiting time to get on a tour.
  • Impressive place! Even visiting just the free areas is a really nice experience and it is easy to go there using the public transports. Beware of the monkeys if you're not use to them!
  • A hefty amount of steps to reach the top. Definitely worth a visit! The steps can get quite steep so do be careful. Stay hydrated and bring a friend along to explore and take pictures. Not the cleanest place. For me it felt very iconic to Malaysia and definitely a tourist location for me. I believe there were people at the base of the steps enforcing females to were a cloth around there waist to cover their legs if they happened to be wearing shorts. And if they spot you climbing up the steps, they will shout for your attention. Was very memorable and a lot of vendors trying to sell you their souvenirs. Food options are also available, but cleanliness is questionable. OVERALL: Would recommend to go see if you're a tourist.
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