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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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  • We missed the Batu caves and temple on our last visit to Kuala Lumpar, and so it was first on our list on this visit. We organised a taxi with our hotel to take us to the caves, which was extremely.....  more »
  • It’s a short drive from KL city center but the traffic gets heavy when you’re almost to the cave. It’s better to visit in the morning or late afternoon as it’s really hot plus the exhilaration of the....  more »
  • Neat place to visit. The inside of the caves is underwhelming, but the climb up is worth it. We went on a very rainy day so there were very few people and almost no one inside the caves. The metro...  more »
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  • Batu Caves is one of the "must see" destinations of KL. Even if you've only got a day layover... Make the trip. The caves are stunning. The colors are breathtaking. The temples are awe-inspiring. And the monkeys are just cheeky and fun!
  • If you are visiting Malaysia - you should definitely visit Batu Caves. The Caves are very old. It's structure inside is totally different and unimaginable. Looking at the structure in real is totally a different experience. While going upstairs -- you'll see many monkeys around. Make sure - you don't keep anything in your Front Pocket. Monkeys can take things from you. Try to keep a distance. They will give you a very good pose and can come close to you as well. But nothing to worry about. It's really good to see and hangout with them ;) Definitely recommended to visit and see the beauty of Batu Caves. Still reading, don't forget to hit the Like button below :)
  • Magnificent! There are a breathtaking huge deity statue and some Hindu temples. You can see religious activities in the temples especially the temple inside the cave. This temple is simply but beautifully designed with statues peacock. Unluckily, visitors are not allowed to take pictures on them. To reach the cave, you have to pass the colourful 272 steps. The view is scenic from there. Monkeys are around the stairs. When I was there, I got close enough with them to take some pictures. So, I think they are tame. There is also a group of birds in the park near the huge deity statue. Don't worry about souvenirs. There are many stalls nearby. Buy a lot and you can bargain.
  • A beautiful place. Worth going. Taxi from city is the best way. 15r with grab or 30r in taxi were the two options we had, not expensive. They open 7am, try to get there before 8:30 am for a good photo with no people. 9:30am is crowded.
  • Amazing Hindu Temple in the big caves. Must be in the good walking condition to claim almost 300 steps. Very majestic. Beware of hungry monkeys. One of the most beautiful Temple location I have seen.
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