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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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  • The site is impressive, and getting there is super easy by taking the train, which drops you off just next door after a match with the bus (KL Sentral), think cover you the legs because it is a sacred place and it is marked at the entrance to have a dress. It's worth :) Otherwise there's also "Dark Cave" (guided tour) just next to the left when you walk up the stairs.
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  • It was one of my long time dream to visit this place which got fulfilled during my family vacation. The stairs are steep & need to be careful when climbing them. But worthy to climb to see the temple ...  more »
  • Easily accessible by train. Is the terminus of a line passing from the central station. Currently there are jobs on the line for which the central station take a bus shuttle brings you to another station where you take the train. Round 5 cost Mr. Left from the metro exit is another cave ... smaller ... with the representation of the life of the deity. ... If one does not feel like doing all the steps ... ... The monkeys are mischievous eye to what you have in your hand if you do not want to theft!
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  • Don't let the 272 steps scare you. I saw people of all ages, ethnicities making the journey. Mother's/Father's carrying babies and offerings. Very powerful. Very easy to get to and inexpensive. Highly recommend you not miss this. There is also the Dark Cave Tour. It is well worth the 35 RM. This was surreal, informative & moving. Might as well since you climbed all those stairs and it's cool inside the caves.
  • First of all, take your time to do this tour, don't be in a hurry. You could start with the gift shops at the bottom of the temple. Then be ready for lots of step-ups, there will be more than 250 steps. Watch out for the monkeys, they may grab your valuables, (glasses, mobiles, hats etc.) so make sure all the pockets on your bag are securely zipped. Lots of friendly pigeons. Don't forget to visit dark cave.
  • Really enjoyed my experience and definitely will go again. Don't be intimidated by the steps. It is very doable, in fact: it is not that hard. It is just steep. A few things that could be improved is cleanliness and also restroom placement.
  • great place but the cave is dead except for the inner part of the dark cave which you can explore with proper permits and those things. great place for exercising (just look at those stairs), a lot of monkeys. please don't open your bag when climbing, mischievous monkeys are always on the look out. 😂 i made the mistake of opening my bag, and one of the monkeys grab the pack of tissue i was suppose to get. yeah.
  • All the stars go to the dark caves, very well organized and the tour was very informative, our tour guide Dalia was amazing with very good sense of humour. The other cave with the temples was under construction in some places, rubbish everywhere (don't blame the monkeys) in general the cave is very nice and beautiful. One of the construction workers dropped to heavy bags from the top of the stairs not caring about the safety of the tourist or anyone else. Toilets are a big scam, they charge before u get in to the toilet than surprise ( years before it was clean) poop everywhere.
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