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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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  • Considering this is supposedly a holy temple, the place is not respectfully holy at all with so much human discarded garbage and food strewn all over to feed the monkeys. The stench and filth of this ...  more »
  • I have seen the God's statue in many Indian movies which made me more curious to visit this caves. The Lord's statue was very big & was fascinating to view such a big statue. They have painted the ste...  more »
  • the journey by train is cheap, drives but only this route - to ask for. On the ground, one offers a blend of religious Memorial, kitsch and Tourirummel. Impressive are the stairs to the Grotto and the statue. Has you ticked off and get no impression but in an hour
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  • Nice to see the mix between a big city and the nature next door. I went up for a day trip to the famous cave. At first take a lot of water with you because it can be very hot! To get there is cheap you can use the train line. If you walking around make sure to hide your bag etc. -the monkeys are cheeky. There are two major caves the main cave will provide you some pants to cover your legs. If you made the way up you will have a nice view on KL. Enjoy your stay.
  • Went as part of an tour that included a trip to the Pewter factory and a craft market. The caves were great to look at but as a religious venue I was left disappointed. There were lots of people but it also looked like a building site. Lots of renovations going on. The steps are tough to make but well worth the effort. The view from the top is great. What for visitors that just stop on the stairs, turn around and take pictures. Can be dangerous. The trek down is steep but easier on the legs than the trek up. Watch out for the monkeys at the top. Well worth a visit. No cost to get in but a small charge to park a car. Only 15 minutes from the centre of KL.
  • Beautiful caves but under heavy construction as of July 2018. The largest cave is nice, but really be sure to go to the one tucked back to your left as you enter. The chariot being pulled by golden horses is your clue that it is something special. Pay the small entrance fee of a few dollars and see dozens of perfectly preserved and detailed religious statues with stories about their significance. One of the coolest stops for sure.
  • Lovely caves. No entrance fee to the main cave (which is still undergoing restoration). There is a dark caves tour offered for 35 RD/ adult which was great (our guide, Julianna was very funny and knowledgeable)! A second cave with lit up sculptures and displays had an entrance fee of 5 RD. It was very well maintained (also nice and cool inside) so I didn’t mind the small fee at all! Few hawkers in the area, which was refreshing. Overall a nice way to spend the afternoon.
  • 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.
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