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Batu Caves, Batu Caves

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Cave Religious Site
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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  • Malaysia is widely known as the Hindu's ... Take the stairs and would definitely go back, but it was worth the climb. The cave is quite large and eat pecking. Sacred and revered places, various buildings throughout the stretch, whether the renovation construction continues in progress looks a little loud and did so at the end of the construction of all appearances of an even more attractive as a tourist destination that seemed to stand out ... Ascend the stairs from the entrance of the cave, during the trip to the Summit and there are several in monkeys and may encounter. In some cases, the monkey sprang to have something to eat so we wish to not go on the side ~
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  • It has to be done, it might be a Hindu temple nearly totally given over to tourism but I suppose as one of the leading ‘attractions' in Kuala Lumpur you have to see it. And full of tourists everywhere...  more »
  • Go early in the morning as it gets hotter and crowded later.Public toilets are unhygienic. Inside the caves there is a concreted area and prayer places. Not much to see inside.Stay away from monkeys a...  more »
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  • Nice tourist attraction. The limestone hill is absolutely amazing. Lord murugan statue is simply astounding. I wonder how they could maintain the forest on the hill with so many commercial places surrounding it. Loved the peacocks there.
  • It's a nice place. Lots of stairs to climb up. The air flow seems pretty low and you'd probably gasp for breath going up and inside the caves. Do not mess with the monkeys here. Places around include some gift shopping and restaurants.
  • 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.

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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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