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Batu Caves, Batu Caves

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Explore a set of atmospheric Hindu temples at Batu Caves. Located in impressive 400-million-year-old limestone caves, the temples were founded in 1891 by an Indian trader. Today, they have grown into a revered, iconic place of worship and one of the most visited Hindu shrines outside of India. Admire the 42.7 m (140 ft) high statue of Murugan, a Hindu deity, that marks the cave entrance, and head inside to see the attractive interplay of manmade and natural artistry. Make Batu Caves a centerpiece of your Batu Caves vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Batu Caves travel itinerary planner.
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  • The batu caves were pretty cool. It is free to visit and no wonder why most tours take you to this attraction. This stop is pretty unique and was really nice to visit. Women need to be covered up as....  more
    The batu caves were pretty cool. It is free to visit and no wonder why most tours take you to this attraction. This stop is pretty unique and was really nice to visit. Women need to be covered up as....  more »
  • I didn't take any tours. I visited Batu caves on my own. Batu caves is easily reachable from the Kuala Lumpur city center by metro train or taking a cab (Grab, etc ). At the time of my visit, the... 
    I didn't take any tours. I visited Batu caves on my own. Batu caves is easily reachable from the Kuala Lumpur city center by metro train or taking a cab (Grab, etc ). At the time of my visit, the...  more »
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  • Interesting spiritual experience. You can climb the stairs and get to the temple at the top where you'll have monks welcoming you for a prayer. Be careful about the monkeys, they are not that nice. There is a museum on the ground floor as well.
  • Beautiful, spectacular and one heck of a climb. Lots of monkeys, please tread carefully. I went in the evening about 4pm so it wasn't hot, quite cool and was a lovely climb up 272 steps. Probably won't do it again but definitely something to do at least once in your lifetime.

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