Batu Caves
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These impressive limestone caves are also used for Hindu festivals and pilgrimages.
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fmd1
5 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
This is a really interesting site, with lots to see but it is fragmented and dirty. The toilets are truly awful. A real authority needs to take control of this site and sort it out before it is irreparably damaged. I could not comprehend the amount of discarded litter and the fact that no one seems interested in policing or clearing it up. Go for the sake of interest but expect issues.
Written 30 November 2022
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Elainewong6
Seattle, WA8 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
This is a terrible place! I can’t believe they are ruining the temple like this! Especially comparing with how well managed and clean the Kuala Lumpur is! Whole surroundings give you a sense of third world feeling, it is very dirty, with aggressive monkeys run all over the place eating whatever they can find the tourist had left with, and the whole place is very smelly. It is completely waste of energy going there.
Written 26 November 2022
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Leong Chee Sheng
Singapore, Singapore102 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
Beautiful temple of magnificent beauty! Stunning place where you can see the huge statue and beautiful steps. Some places to learn more about Hinduism. If you're fit enough, climb the stairs up to the temple. We did a halfway climb because it is so high and we have fear of heights.
Written 19 November 2022
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Mohamed Ahmed
Khartoum, Sudan120 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
I was really excited to visit this place, but I was very disappointed.
Really nothing much there, it’s just a temple with so maybe stairs, so monkeys, & a giant statue.
The place is so not clean, it has a bad smell.
And the so called cave upstairs just doesn’t deserve the effort of taking a 272 steps to get there.
Unless you have religious interest, I think you could save both time an effort by skipping this attraction.
Written 19 November 2022
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Naomi
5 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Batu caves is absolutely incredible, loved it. Until I went to the Art gallery (5RPM), where a tiny zoo exists with animals in cages (rabbits, lizards, dogs, birds). Was terrified seeing the living conditions of these animals (so dirty, they look sick, there was even a dead rabbit in the cage). Asked a local selling the tickets why they had this little zoo, he said it made the tourists happy. I cannot see how that is possible.
If anyone has the power to change this, please do this, for the sake of the animals & this sacred place.
It’s aswell quite concerning to see that it’s allowed to give food to the animals (monkeys, fish & birds) (they even sell food that you can give the animals) as it’s changing their natural behaviours & it’s very unhealthy.
Written 14 November 2022
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Shivee
40 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
It required you to climb around 400 odd steps to reach to the temple. Elevator will probably come in by next year.

Decent temple. If you are able to go up (possible for young ppl at least), the temple is within a cave. It is one of its kind and looks amazing.

Other than that, there is no WiFi in the area. Small South Indian eatries are there which will only take cash.

We were lucky to witness a classical dance performance which generally doesn't happen but we're performing on that day as they were on a KL tour.
Written 12 November 2022
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Thavamanie C
2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
Superb experience as always. Visited Batu Caves after 3 years. Ladies are not allowed to wear bottom which is above the knee level in case they were to climb the 272 steps. Therefore, they do sell shawls for RM15. They do have educational and adventure tours to the dark cave.
We had our breakfast at the very first restaurant on the right as you enter from the main entrance(sorry I forgot the name of the restaurant). Bru coffee is a must! We just loved it. Thosai with red and white chutney was amazing. We continued exploring the other cave which tells us the story of Ramayana. In case u were to feed the fishes,peacocks and the pigeons, be aware of the monkeys. They would snatch the food packets before you could run. Overall experience was amazing!
Written 8 November 2022
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Xavia K
3 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
Beautiful temple and cave to visit. Like other reviews it was quite dirty but that aside the temples, views, monkeys and statues were super impressive would highly recommend. Felt quite spiritual in the cave and temples 🙏🏼
Written 7 November 2022
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Allan F
67 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
A temple turned into a tourist attraction. But also a geological marvel turned into a temple.
Even if you took away the temples it would be worth visiting just to see the beauty of the cave itself and how the flora extends from the forest through the open top of the cave drawing your view to the sky.
The lost point is for the visitors themselves. This is a religious temple, even if it isn't your religion dress appropriately and don't stand around video recording the proceedings as it is disrespectful.
Written 6 November 2022
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Jo Hart
27 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
The stairs and step and it’s not a climb for the faint of heart but the bath caves are absolutely spectacular to witness, and you’ll feel proud of yourself for completely the climb. Watch out for the monkeys and be sure to remove any snacks from your bag, lest they be snatched by a hungry monkey.
Written 5 November 2022
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