Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur's Batu Caves

Kuala Lumpur's Batu Caves
Batu Caves is one of the most well-known Hindu Shrine located outside of India which is dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is located in Gombak district, North of Kuala Lumpur. It’s also another famous spot for travelers. From KL Sentral, we took the Komuter train using the Batu Caves Port Klang Route. It was around 30mins ride.

Monkey Deity
Very detailed structures
After a few minutes walk, we saw this Monkey Deity and some more statues and shrines. You’ll see a lot of Monkeys around the vicinity that’s why you need to be extra careful as they are likely to grab some food and items from you.

Monkey eating Banana
Murugan Statue

Before going up, outside the Batu Cave is the world’s tallest Murugan statue at around 140 feet. He is the Hindu god of war who is known as the commander in chief of the army of the gods. They said that the statue painted in Gold costs approximately 24 million Rupees.

How cute are they
You’ll also notice hundreds of Pigeons being fed by some tourist and even locals.

On the way up
Sarong for rent
On top of the limestone hill are some temple caves. You need to climb 272 steps to reach it. You also need to show respect to the temples by following the dress code or else they will not allow you to enter the cave.  On the side are some locals where you can rent Sarong for cover up. It’s already crowded but they said that there are even more people during the Thaipusam festival because of the devotees. I decided not to go inside because I was really tired. It was scourging hot and we're all hungry that's why we did not stay long here.

Batu Caves,
Sri Subramaniam Temple,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Office Number: +603 2287 9422


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