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Batu Caves

Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia

Hindu Temples
Caves
Short Hikes

About Batu Caves

A limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples.


Attractions near Batu Caves

Taman Tasik Titiwangsa6.94km from Batu Caves

Titiwangsa Lake Gardens is a lake garden in Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The gardens feature a huge central lake that was a byproduct of tin mining activities under British Rule. Later on, the area was cleaned up and developed into a park. This garden has facilities such as jogging track, cycling track, kayaking, horse riding facility, radio control car racing track, etc.

Bukit Tabur7.08km from Batu Caves

Bukit Tabur is a ridge located in Hulu Gombak Forest Reserve, Selangor, Malaysia. It is also known locally as Bukit Hangus, Dragon's Back and Crystal Hill. The quartz ridge is very prominent as it is part of Klang Gates Quartz Ridge and can be seen from the Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2. Hikers enter the trail near Kampung Klang Gates, 50 metres from the gates of the Klang Gates Dam, at the back of Taman Melawati for a 3-4 hour climb.

Wilayah Mosque7.47km from Batu Caves

The mosque's design is a blend of Ottoman and Malay architectural styles, heavily influenced by the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. It has 22 domes made from a composite material of glass fiber fabric mixed with epoxy resin to make it durable and light.

Zoo Negara Malaysia8.83km from Batu Caves

It was officially opened on 14 November 1963 by the country's first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman. Zoo Negara covers 110 acres of land which is situated only 5km from the city of Kuala Lumpur. It is an open concept zoo with over 90% of its animals being kept in spacious exhibits with landscape befitting its nature.

National Palace8.88km from Batu Caves

The Istana Negara is the official residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the monarch of Malaysia. It is located along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim in Segambut, northwestern Kuala Lumpur. The palace opened in 2011 and replaced the old Istana Negara which was located at a different compound in central Kuala Lumpur. The palace complex has an area of 97.65 hectares, 22 domes, and is split into three main portions: the Formal Component, Royal Component, and Administration Component.

Templer Park Country Club8.94km from Batu Caves

Templer Park is a forest reserve in Rawang, Gombak District, Selangor, Malaysia. It is 1,214 hectares in size and it was named in honor of Sir Gerald Templer, a British High Commissioner in Malaya. "On 8 September 1954, His Highness the Sultan of Selangor, the late Sultan Hishamuddin Alam Shah declared that Templer’s Park was 'dedicated by Selangor to serve as a refuge and a sanctuary for wildlife and a meeting place for all who love and respect the beauty of nature'.

Where is Batu Caves

Discover more attractions in Selangor, where Batu Caves is located

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The state of Selangor has the largest economy in Malaysia in terms of GDP, with roughly US$55.5 billion in 2015, comprising 22.6% of the country's GDP. It is the most developed state in Malaysia and has the largest population in Malaysia.

What visitors say about Batu Caves

Huge cavern with limestone structures and temples inside. At Batu caves, the whole mountain is a cave. Had to climb a flight of steps to reach here but it is not a hard climb. There is no entry fee and the are has a lot of small shops where you can snack and have non alcoholic beverages.

Definitely worth going to. The cave is impressive, and the innermost temple area with the "hole" on the ceiling is really a lovely sight. There are even monkeys on that area and they climb up and down the hole. Remember, don't smile at them.
Before the caves, there's also a lot to enjoy. Lots of food stalls outside that carry local delicacies for a decent price. Yum.
Then there's the feeding area for the pigeons which is also fun but you have to be careful as it's covered with bird poop. Yuk.
Then there's the gigantic statue of the Hindu god of war (forgot the name). And the stairs just next to it.
Climbing up the stairs isn't really as exhausting as I thought, as long as you take a breather every now and then, and there are areas in the stairs to do that. The stairs is a nice place for a photo op, and the view while climbing is also nice.

I’ve been to Batu Caves many times, this place is located on the way on each of our malaysian road trips. A beautiful statue of Murugan can be seen here. It will be damn crowded during Thaipusam - a local festival. 

Subash Ckd
Subash Ckd
Apr 2013

Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of cavesand cave temples in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia. The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, and is dedicated to Lord Murugan. Located approximately 11 kilometres to the north of Kuala Lumpur, this 100-year-old temple features idols and statues erected inside the main caves and around it. Incorporated with interior limestone formations said to be around 400 million years old, the temple is considered an important religious landmark by Hindus. Be prepare to climb the 272 step to reach the main Cave.