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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The pictures do this place no justice! It's very cheap to ride an Uber into and also easy to get picked up there! It takes approx 30 mins from KL to get there. I recommend going relatively early to be... more »
- I visited batu caves with my parents by KTM Komuter train. - You will found lots of shops to eat at batu caves. - I had south Indian food and that was delicious. - Beware of monkeys, they will not d... more »
This temple is breathtaking. The height of the Murugan statue, the view from the top, the naturally forming caves. This is must visit place in Malaysia. You find a lot of vegetarian restaurants here. more »
Gorgeous must-see destination when in KL. My sister and I walked the 272 steps in the morning & we both agreed that it was a beautiful spot. Be respectful of the rules because it is a temple after all! Ladies, if you are wearing shorts or mini skirts be prepared to pay around 2 RM for a scarf to cover your legs at the base of the caves.
A great place to visit for tourist and temple prayers. Parking is plenty at very cheap rate rm2 per entry. Well kept. Temple prayers opportunity is good. A must place visit by overseas tourist. Nice and a little chill breeze in d morning and evenings.
One of the most significant landmark and tourist hot-spot to go when visit Malaysia. Famous for its hundreds steps up to the Indian temple inside the caves. A glance into the magnificent giant statue of Lord Murugan overseeing his worshippers and tourists to Batu Caves. Make sure you watch your steps when climbing the steeped staircase and watch out the monkeys along the way which sometimes might come over to snatch your fruits on hand.
As a tourist destination, Batu Caves is a worthwhile part of your itinerary. Early morning is best, but no point going if you're not willing (or able) to climb to the top. Huge crowds descend on Batu Caves for the annual Thaipusam festival (late Jan/early Feb). Don't miss this incredible religious spectacle, which lasts for several days. Arrive before dawn if you can - you won't regret it.
My wife and I visited Batu Caves on 22 April 2015. We got there about 9am, not many people there then. The large statue at base of steps is a very impressive statue. We both must be fit as we were surprised how easy thwack up the steps were. We were expecting a tough walk going by previous reviews. The main cave is very large and looking around and taking photos only takes about 15 minutes. We also did the Dark Cave tour which was interesting and we had a good guide. This tour takes about 45 minutes. Entry fee is worth it and going to good cause. There were many monkeys but they didn't bother us. They just go about looking for food.
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