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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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  • ga pernah bosan untuk maen kesini, mudah dijangkau dengan naik komuter line dari KL Central. baguslah pokoknya...  more »
  • Would not recommend anyone to come here, especially not on a tour. What a joke. We went early in the morning to avoid too many as it was supposed to open at 6. It opened at 7 and was still all dirty w...  more »
  • Very interesting this visit, because you discover a small hindu Temple on top of the mountain. You must climb stairs steep to almost the top for esto. I saw many older people up without problems. If you have any problem to upload, can just go, if only to see the huge sculpture of the goddess Murugan which is at the foot of the mountain... The temple is small, but full of spirituality and solemnity. It is the second most important outside the India. I was lucky that spontaneously, the keeper of the temple gave me his blessing for good luck. On the walls of the cave there are many figures in the hindu religion. There are also many monkeys, but if you don't do them if, not you approach. Many people waste their time with them, as if they had never seen one in the Zoo.
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  • The Batu Caves are definitely worth a visit. The 272(!) steps look intimidating when you're at the bottom looking up but they are wide with handrails and you can always stop for a breather and admire the view. There are signs at the foot of the steps encouraging you to carry a brick or bucket of sand to the top. It's optional but adds to the experience if you do. There's a lot of construction work going on at the caves so every little helps I guess. We saw workers running up the steps carrying bags of cement mix on their heads! There are a lot of monkeys at the site so plenty of photo opportunities, though you are warned to avoid carrying food and anything else they can snatch. The ones we saw were all Long Tailed Macaques though the information stand says there are also Dusky Leaf Monkeys. The Temple Cave at the top of the steps is huge with interesting rock formations. It houses several Hindu shrines. There's also a kiosk at the top selling cold drinks in case you need refreshment before heading back down! Our visit took around an hour but you will need longer if you plan to visit any of the other caves such as the Dark Cave for a guided tour.
  • 1. It's a Hindu (south Indian) temple. 2. Try going in the early hours so you'd avoid a mad rush and excessive perspiration. 3. Beware of the monkeys. They are real maniacs. Do NOT carry any open food item. They WILL snatch it without fail. 4. People litter too often. There was an instance of a woman leaving an empty plastic bottle right onto the steep steps and that was dangerous. I took the bottle to keep it aside. 5. The steps are very steep so plan to wear something more comfortable including footwear. 6. You can either carry or buy a water bottle right before hiking. That would be required to take close to 300 steps and back.
  • The Batu Caves are incredible- especially if you haven't been to India. Climb a whole bunch of steps and you'll end up in a Hindu cave temple populated by monkeys! The whole place is colorful and happy. Quite the experience. Pro Tip: There's a direct train from KL Sentral. Don't take a taxi here.
  • Best place for pilgrimage visit and also a mind blowing treat for nature loving people's. Mind blowing ancient boutique caves to feel and enjoy. Great place for explores. Nature's beauty filled with memories of joy.
  • Worth the stairs if you can. Take up a brick or a bucket of sand from the bottom of the steps as a gesture to the building of the temple inside. Prepare for monkeys by bringing peanuts or healthy fruit or vegetable pieces to feed them if you want to. Dark caves tour was better than I expected. The word of warning is for the toilets as you have to pay, no paper and one broken western toilet. Nice to sit at the bottom with a cold drink ready for your next adventure.

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A popular attraction within easy reach of Kuala Lumpur by train or bus, the Batu Caves area attracts mostly day-trippers from the capital. Some accommodations are available close to the caves, with budget hotels the norm. Look for these near the train station of the same name, and at the eastern end of Jalan Lingkaran Tengah 2.
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