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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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  • Who doesn’t know Batu Caves, its magnificent golden statue, its stairs and its monkeys? I admit that it became a bit too touristic, but it’s still a must. Be careful to the monkeys, they will even...  more »
  • It was an unique experience! Beautiful temple for exploration. During festivals it is absolutely stunning to see the ceremonies and people climbing to the top to the diverse altars. To travel in...  more »
  • I was on a business trip to KL and one of the managers (with his young son) took me to visit the Battu Caves. It is definitely an impressive looking site, but several things were not very nice...  more »
  • It's a good tourist attraction. On the foot hill there's a well maintained Hindu temple in South Indian culture. Soothing. Serene. Steps should be climbed slowly. When you climb the steps uphill, you reach a few caves which have one good temple and a few other idols of Hindu Gods. The place is well kept. Clean. Small souvenirs can be purchased from the street vendors on the base . Parking facility is good. People in general are friendly.
  • Very amazing temple to visit. If you are visiting Malaysia, you should definitely visit this temple. You will sometimes feel very blessed. It's easy to reach here. There is a train that comes straight here. So there are no complicity in visiting here.
  • Beautiful place to visit. The monkeys don’t snatch things so it’s fine. For females who are wearing shorts, you are required to rent their sarong at RM5 at the left side at base of the stairs. When you come back down, they will refund u RM2. I visited in the morning, so the crowd was not bad. There was still a crowd but it’s fine.
  • Batu caves is so beautiful! Everyone should experience it once in a lifetime! Only thing I wanted to "warn" other females is that you have to be protection covering from your knees and down. You can rent a scarf for that if you have shorts or something so you will be able to enjoy it.
  • A visit to Batu Caves is certainly a highlight of your trip to KL! See the colorful staircases up close and take some fantastic shots of this Hindu temple while paying respects in this unique landmark. It’s very sunny and exposed to sunshine so do take appropriate cautions and loads of water. There are also lots of monkeys on the trail so avoid plastic bags. This is a free attraction.

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