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 driving up to the area, you can see the large golden statue of Subramaniam, a son of Shiva, and stairs leading up to the largest of the caves. When you arrive at the base of the stairs, it finally hits you of how big a climb it really is. It is 272 stairs from bottom to top, and for me being 280lbs, it was a climb and a half.
When inside cave #1 there are various temples and carvings in the lime stone, and at the very end is a large opening in the ceiling so you can see the sky.
At the Base of the stairs are a few Hindu Temples and also Caves 2 and 3.
Overall it was an experience and one I would recommend totry atleast once in your life.
what can i say? its not batu caves that u have seen last year. its a new Batu Caves now. lots of changes. The committe has done a good job. WOW, REALLY SUPERB. dont miss a new temple, the world tallest Lord Muruga statue and of course nice atmosphere are waiting for u
one word that can described this place...truly spectacular and colourful!!!!......come during thaipusam where you can observed indians carrying large 'kavadhi'....piercing their cheeks,mouth,hands.....disgusting but amazing!!!!...imagine not a single blood will be seen when they pierce anywhere on their body......the crowd will be terrible during thaipusam......you may even get lost!!!!...so make sure you always keep close to your family or friends....if you hate crowds,come during a normal day...nice and peaceful....coming here,you will need great stamina...why?????....to climb the 200 over steps to the caves.....tiring but adventurous....inside,large indian gods statue can be seen and beautiful figurines on the walls of the caves not to mention amazing formations!!!!.....visit this place for a truly unique malaysian experience and you will not missed the world's tallest Lord Murugan statue,gold in colour,entered the guiness book of records.....see u there!!!...
This is the most wonderful place I ever visited in the world. Its truly fascinating view.This is the most wonderful place I ever visited in the world. Its truly fascinating viewThis is the most wonderful place I ever visited in the world. Its truly fascinating viewThis is the most wonderful place I ever visited in the world. Its truly fascinating viewThis is the most wonderful place I ever visited in the world. Its truly fascinating viewThis is the most wonderful place I ever visited in the world. Its truly fascinating view
This can be summed up as lots of statues of Hindu gods and shrines erected in an enormous, humid limestone cave.
Overall, I'm glad I went, but since I don't have much knowledge of Hinduism or it's art, so I don't think I could really appreciate it fully. Also, the exhibits don't do a great job of explaining the significance of the figures.
However, the cave itself was really interesting. Large and imposing, you've got to climb up a bunch of stairs to enter the cave. There were a bizillion pigeons in the cave (which was a bit yucky) but also dozens of friendly, mischievious monkeys (which was pretty cool!).
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.
The surreal carvings, moulds and paintings bring a sense of spirit to all who enter, regardless of their own religion. While tranquil most of the time, it is during the extravagent Thaipusam festival in Jan/Feb that the true colours of the generous Tamilians shine in their masses during the festive atmosphere
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