This is one of the holiest Hindu shrines in Malaysia and a popular tourist attraction. The Caves are popular not only for ... More
This is one of the holiest Hindu shrines in Malaysia and a popular tourist attraction. The Caves are popular not only for being the southernmost limestone outcrop in the Northern Hemisphere, but the labyrinth that makes up the Batu Caves also supports a variety of exotic wildlife. There is a 272-step concrete staircase leading to the temple cave. The main cave holds a shrine of Lord Subramaniam, a Hindu deity. A cave gallery is located at the foot of the caves featuring clay figurines and wall paintings depicting scenes and figures from Hindu mythology.
When the caves were more open to the public it was a fascinating place to visit. However for safety reasons entrance is restricted now so the location is a little dissapointing and not nearly as special as it used to be. Still worth a visit thought.
visit the batu caves for the wonderful veg south indian thali served on a banana leaf and it's not expensive either. we were lucky to be seated next to a wedding party and were able to view the traditional wedding attire of the groom and bride.
This was a awesome experience. The monkeys were great. They will come right up to you. We got good pictures. There is nothing like this in the USA. I went to Kuala Lumpur in Febuary and then again in September. I wish I would have gone both times.
well the climb up the stairs in the heat was average as you need to stop every few steps to catch your breathe,but the dark cave that they ask you to pay 35 rm is not worth it as you cant go by yourself you have to pay for a guided tour which last about 20 minutes,but the other parts of the cave are free and they are worth it ..
We can really feel the Spiritual power while seeing the caves. But too stinging because of bats and monkeys. I wondered how they build such a huge temple in that height. We can experience the spiritual vibrations and the energy over a the caves.
This was one of the most unique places I have ever visited. While it is a "tourist attraction", it is important to remember it is a very holy place for many and to respect that.
Small native monkeys line the concrete rail all along the ascent and these little guys are aggressive if you don't have treats to provide them and will "thwack" you to get your attention.
The stairs (all 272 of them) are not for the faint hearted -- or out of shape, so take your time, but DO make the climb if you can, it is so worth it.
An awe inspiring view from the top is only part of the reward and once inside the caves, the feeling is almost like being at some of the well known memorials in the US and other places...quiet, hushed...and also, still plenty of monkeys.
We were treated to watching a small group ascend on their knees which is apparently a special homage of some type.
It is well worth the effort....highly recommended!!
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