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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. To visit Batu Caves on your trip to Batu Caves, use our Batu Caves vacation trip planner.
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  • Tried to go on a Sunday but was simply too crowded-a crowd that was going up and down the 200 and as many steps of the sacred cave. We're back on 2f in the morning and the situation was much better. The site is sacred to Indians so see if a lot of people dressed like the character, each one with your gift in a normal day, 30 degrees is guaranteed besides the high air humidity. Up are 200 and so many steps-I advise you to climb without looking back-flow and soon reaches the top. At the end, already inside the cave are many altars but no enough to be impressive. I haven't seen such monkeys that several people mention exists in Batu Caves-they must have taken the day off. Impressive is the god that this right in front of the staircase-impressive! I couldn't find a place to move rooms-va if you have time to spare in KL!
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  • We initially intended to drop by the place & took some pictures. However, as it was quite close to Hindhu's festive day, the traffic was terrible & the road was jammed. Many stalls selling Indian's st...  more »
  • Firstly it's worth a visit if you're traveling in KL. However we booked an excursion through Expedia and would recommend you DON'T do that, just go on your own. Quick points - About 25 minutes from ce...  more »
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  • Beautiful caves just twenty to thirty minutes north of KL. It is amazing to walk up the hundreds of stairs and see the masses of people. The temples are places of worship that should be treated with respect. There is a good bit of commercial tourism; if this bothers you, this may not be the best place to go. Overall a good trip!
  • Very impressive place and if you walk up the stairs, you can't just see the huge cave but also enjoy the amazing view over the city. Definitely a must see for every tourist. And it's free! No entrance fee.
  • Awesome views and photos to be taken. Jist don't have food or drinks apart from water or you will be wrestling with monkeys. Tale a bucket of stones up with you. Helps them with transporting the required gravel. I didn't realise this until I got back down the bottom again.
  • 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.
  • expensive toilet fee,50sen!! bware of ur blongings,pick pocket,monkey,especially ur cellfon. things is pricy..