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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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  • Considering this is supposedly a holy temple, the place is not respectfully holy at all with so much human discarded garbage and food strewn all over to feed the monkeys. The stench and filth of this ...  more »
  • I have seen the God's statue in many Indian movies which made me more curious to visit this caves. The Lord's statue was very big & was fascinating to view such a big statue. They have painted the ste...  more »
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  • Nice to see the mix between a big city and the nature next door. I went up for a day trip to the famous cave. At first take a lot of water with you because it can be very hot! To get there is cheap you can use the train line. If you walking around make sure to hide your bag etc. -the monkeys are cheeky. There are two major caves the main cave will provide you some pants to cover your legs. If you made the way up you will have a nice view on KL. Enjoy your stay.
  • Went as part of an tour that included a trip to the Pewter factory and a craft market. The caves were great to look at but as a religious venue I was left disappointed. There were lots of people but it also looked like a building site. Lots of renovations going on. The steps are tough to make but well worth the effort. The view from the top is great. What for visitors that just stop on the stairs, turn around and take pictures. Can be dangerous. The trek down is steep but easier on the legs than the trek up. Watch out for the monkeys at the top. Well worth a visit. No cost to get in but a small charge to park a car. Only 15 minutes from the centre of KL.
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