Batu Caves

Batu Caves

Caverns & Caves • Religious Sites
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These impressive limestone caves are also used for Hindu festivals and pilgrimages.
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Senbagavalli M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia14 contributions
Must visit
Oct 2021
Must to visit place for any visitor during the trip to KL. At least must spend two to three hours during the trip to temple. Only wash room is not up to the standard
Written 1 November 2021
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Shaji Kumar
Coimbatore, India393 contributions
Vel muruga...haro hara....
Nov 2020
A must must visit place if you are from the Indian sub continent...its thronged by tourists all day round. You are greeted by the tall golden Murugan God complete with his enormous "vel".The 250 odd steps from the bottom of the statue takes you to the inside of the cave which houses a couple of temples built into the rocks. Its quite serene and nicely maintained. Murugan can be seen from a far distance and these caves are inside the city hence nature and concrete coexists..and is a beautiful site. A must visit place
Written 21 October 2021
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anurag singh
163 contributions
Beautiful temple for exploration.
Nov 2020
Beautiful temple for exploration. Do come with proper and comfortable shoes as the journey up can be a challenge. While it's labelled as a tourist attraction, it is a house of worship for Hindus first and foremost so be respectful of the ongoing prayers and ceremonies.
Written 2 October 2021
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jmorena
Edmonton, Canada21 contributions
Well worth a visit
Oct 2020
I really enjoyed visiting the caves. Be prepared to climb about 200 steps, and make sure you don't bring any food with you other than water because the monkeys are known to steal food from visitors there. It's worth the climb, though, and I highly recommend it. I went in 2010, but this site isn't allowing me to pick a date from 11 years ago.
Written 14 September 2021
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Shahrzad sh
Iran2,236 contributions
light!
Oct 2020
In fact, this place is a temple that is located on top of a mountain and in a cave. It is located on the top of a very large statue that is very high.To reach the cave you have to climb a lot of stairs. The view from the top of the stairs is very beautiful. When you enter the cave it is a unique experience.The light that enters from the sky and the gap above the cave and breaks through the darkness is very beautiful.☀️☀️☀️
Really watch out for monkeys along the way because they love to steal your belongings!🐒🐒
Written 13 September 2021
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Wombat
3 contributions
Appreciate the natural beauty
Dec 2020 • Couples
This is quite an amazing attraction if you can ignore the commercialisation aspects. Was more charming 20 tears ago but still worth a visit. Should be more appreciated as a natural wonder. I took this beautiful photo back in 99 and upon closer examination I can see a dace in the smoke cloud. How mystical !!!
Written 11 September 2021
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy376 contributions
A bit too touristic but a must
Aug 2021
Who doesn’t know Batu Caves, its magnificent golden statue, its stairs and its monkeys? I admit that it became a bit too touristic, but it’s still a must. Be careful to the monkeys, they will even try to steal your phone!
Written 21 August 2021
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Yash Kataria
Pune District, India34 contributions
Incredible day spend
Mar 2021
It was an unique experience! Beautiful temple for exploration. During festivals it is absolutely stunning to see the ceremonies and people climbing to the top to the diverse altars. To travel in comfortable shoes.
For bookings or query contact:
Kataria Holidays
+91 9665518776, +91 7559468385
Written 20 August 2021
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Leon B
Hot Springs Village, AR91 contributions
Interesting, but not worth a second trip
Jul 2021
I was on a business trip to KL and one of the managers (with his young son) took me to visit the Battu Caves. It is definitely an impressive looking site, but several things were not very nice. First, I disliked the monkeys who grabbed at everything as you walked up the 300 steps. Second, the smell on this particular day was not very pleasant at all. Third, it seemed drab for the most part and I'm just not into "graven images". I did express my appreciation for the tour, but found it interesting that the manager who took me on the tour was Muslim and did not accompany much after we climbed the first 300 steps. We did visit the little zoo at the bottom of the steps off to one side, where his young son got a kick seeing all the various animals, mainly small deer and a few lizards and armadillo type creatures. I would not go back to see these caves again, but that's just me
Written 3 August 2021
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Mass Lanka Tours
Colombo, Sri Lanka9 contributions
the world's tallest statue of Murugan
Aug 2020
Batu Cave is a popular tourist attraction in Malaysia. This is a Hindu religious place and is full of local Tamils and foreign tourists.
Written 15 July 2021
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