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.
i loved the caves they were really interesting and great i got up the stairs pretty fast because myself and my sister had a race i won of course lol i saw heaps of monkeys in the caves and paintings on the walls it was awesome
Batu caves is 13 km away from north of the capital city Kuala Lumpur. They consist of three main caves and a number of smaller ones. The caves are made of limestone and 400 meters long and 100 meter high. They were discovered in 1892. Temple Cave or Cathedral Cave is he best known and biggest of the caves. It has a temple of Subramaniya swamy. Thaipusam is very famous with a lot of bhaktas taking part in �kavadi, alagu kuthal and theemidhi�. To reach the cave, rock stairs with 272 steps must be climbed. Numerous macaque monkeys can be seen during this ascend. It was really interesting to note that a muslim country like Malaysia should have one of these rare caves and that should have a hindu temple. I was really proud
Dark Cave is below Temple Cave and not a show cave. The 2000 m long cave contains a large number of endemic cave animals. To visit this cave, a permission from the Malaysian Nature Society is necessary. They make two different spelunking tours, which are held daily after advance booking. The short tour requires good shoes and physical fitness. The long tour is a real spelunking tour and requires a change of clothes and shoes.
Gallery Cave at the foot of the steps to Temple Cave contains an art gallery. There are statues and wall paintings showing scenes from Hindu mythology
Batu caves experience was the only experience in Kuala Lumpur that was a disappointment.
It was really off putting to see a religious site so commercialised.
The area surrounding the caves was really tacky and so full of unrelated commercial development that I was glad to leave.
the place is a beautfull nature made cave in the heart of a mountain with beautiful colorfull statues and high trees all aroud the place just beside it a dark cave for adventure lovers to go in the dark wit ligh on helmet to see the dark cave and the bats a must visite to nature lover
The cave has its amazing effects in water dropping from the hollow opening at the top. Climbing up the stairs may seem impossible to some, but once up there at the top, the overview of KL will captivate anybody and will make them climb up again and again. Also, the scenic beauty of Batu Caves and the hindus who came for prayers and tourists who came visiting, were there in our mind for so long after our visit.
The weather is hot and humid in Malaysia. The Batu Caves has approximately 272 steps up to the entrance into the caves.
There is an advisory for the very old and young to rest every 17 steps. Since its hot, try going to caves as early in the morning as possible so you can beat the afternoon heat as you walk up those 272 steps.
Bring pleanty of bottled water, carry one with you and make sure you have a cooler to keep the rest cold in your car or bus. The interior of the cave is cool and sort of humid and very interesting. There many colorful statues of the Hindu gods or dieties.
I would not advise going to the Batu caves when they have the annual Thaipusam festival as it is absolutely crowded and choatic. However, it is a fantastic, not-to-be-missed and out-of-this-world festival to watch by the sidelines. Thaipusam is clebrated in January or February - check with the Tourism Industry for the specific date if you are in town during those months.
This place is great. I went with my family for a family trip to Singapore and Kuala Lumpar. One of the many things we did was go to the batu caves. they were magnificent although i did get chased by a monkey.
If you loving walking stairs this is the place with its 272 stairs its just for you. along the way you will see alot of Monkyes! It was very rewarding when we got to the top as me and my two sisters all got a photo takin with a Iguana!!! We even saw a squirrel when we reached the top!!!
Great exercise taking the stairs all the way to the top without pause - Give it a shot. Push yourself. The stairs lead to an elevated underground cave in which you can worship the buddha or just sightsee - mostly bats and natural land formation.
batu caves is the world amazing, wonderful, natural beauty in the world. you can't see or go like batu caves before. batu caves is a place that nature plus with hindu ritual place.
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A very interesting site. Lots of exercize, wear comfortable walking shoes, some 350 plus stairs (lost count) and that is only in the up direction and into the caves. A very active religious site with some comedic monkeys running around snagging up snacks... be careful... they can bite.... no sudden moves as many (in March) had young ones in tow. All in all, worht the time and cost to see, but not really for the "cave" experience so much as the overall cave/religious meaning experience.
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