Sunday, October 16, 2011

27 March 2010 - Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia

If you are in Kuala Lumpur, make sure you visit Batu Caves, one of the most popular Hindu temples outside India. It is within a short bus-ride (and now there is a new train line available up to the cave) from Kuala Lumpur. 
The caves are located inside a limestone hill covered with trees. To enter the main cave, we climbed 272 narrow steps. Lord Murugan statue in front of the cave is breath-taking: 42.7 m high covered with gold paint, this statue overlooks the city below and makes you feel so tiny... The area around the caves is full of monkeys that are in tourist business - they love stealing things from tourists! 
Here is a valuable advice: though Kuala Lumpur is free of mosquitoes, there are plenty of flying vampires inside the caves, so a repellent is a good thing to have with you. 

The gate to the caves:

Interior of the Temple Cave:

Inside Cave Villa: 

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