Batu Caves - Reviews From Travellers
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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.
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.
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Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia
A limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples.