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Batu Caves Tour: It's a 5-hour excursion that includes a trip to the 'Aboriginal Museum', a museum that displays all lives and traditions of the original Malaysian tribes. And later to Batu Caves, which is a limestone outcrop with three main caves featuring temples and Hindu shrines. It's a steep 272-step climb that brings you to the best viewpoint to observe the skyline of Kuala Lumpur.
Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in the Gombak district, 13 kilometres north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu, which flows past the hill.
Climb to Temple Caves, muse over meditative and community-building features of extremely steep, narrow steps, even though these were almost certainly a side-effect of the more practical issues involved with putting a path up a steep mountain on a budget Educational tour of Dark Cave in order to offset the eco-travesty of yesterday afternoon’s excursion to Petrosains Kommuter train to Sentral station for a late lunch, and LRT back to the apartment for packing, swimming, and playing in the kid’s playground.
I’d be honest when I say that I didn’t spend enough time here. I visited this place a year back with my family. It has an enormous cave temple which has immense religious significance. It actually is a great place for those who have a fondness for caves and temples and geography and yes, little bits of history.
If you wish to discover Malaysia’s multi-racial and multi-religious influences, then Batu Caves, a half day tour from KL, is your place. The huge statue of Lord Murugan which measures 42.7m tall guards the entrance to the caves. Lord Murugan was the son of Shiva and Parvati, where he tamed the Indian demon Soorapadman. You need to climb the 272 steps that lead up to the temple / shrine. ‘Batu’ means Rock in Bahasa Malaysia, where the caves are carved in limestone. The famous Thaipusam festival is celebrated here in the month of January. The temple is beautiful and provides iconic views from all around it.
It’s a must visit place. Full of monkeys. Cave is really amazing from inside. The best part is the location. It’s a Hindu temple but visited by every tourist who come to KL. Take KTM commuter directly to BATU Caves from KL Sentral (2 RM each). You need to climb 272 steps to reach the Limestone Cave.