..I remember that when a mountain has a limestones in its any part it was once in a million years under the sea. I was imagining how many many million years it was...
That man there almost fell which was I took a shot in the cave.
On the left, there is one big pond separate the main cave from the temple cave. You can access to the indoor (or should i call it in-cave) temple area with colorful painting & statue for Hindu believers.
If you were to visit Batu Caves around/during Thaipusam period, you will be overwhelm with possession who pay their pilgrimage to Batu Caves.
Hindus celebrate Thaipusam on the tenth month of their calendar. It coincides with the full moon at the end of January and beginning of February 'Thai' is the Hindu month which falls between January 15 to February 15 and 'Pusam' refers to a star which is at its brightest during the period of this festival. Celebrated in all parts of the world where there is a concentration of South Indians, the manifestation of the festival is best witnessed at Batu Caves and Penang.
See? There are too many monkies in there! Honestly, I'm terrified with them but I'm climbing into the steps patiently as I really want to go in the Cave! Afterall, the monkies likes to those who have peanuts at all...Some of the monkies will climb at you directly!
You can see this hole at the other side of the cave. There are many monkies running around. So what I did was I sneak through the other side and take my shots from there!
And mind you, if you have peanuts with you the monkies will be running off to get to you..I never had peanuts..
It amazed me that some of the visitors did not make it up to this upper platform, simply because it looked like an additional bunch of steps. It really was not that difficult, but it was interesting once up there to see how the cave had been formed.
This poor little boy seemed fairly terrified when a man put this big of a snake on him! What parents will do for a good photo opportunity. I was glad to have my telephoto lens on here, so I could take the picture from a safe distance and therefore was able to forego myself being snaked!
272. The total steps for the main stair is 272 steps. Oh ya! The numbers will only found at the middle row of the stair.
Now you can catch your breath as long as you like.
Actually, I'm supposed to train walking the stair few times a week before I hike Mt Kinabalu. But good intention may not necessary yield good result. So, how many times I trained walking the stair you might ask. The answer is "not even once". That's why I suffer so much when I hike the Mt Kinabalu.
This is really interesting and really make us shaking(me and ellie), this is not just a hanging rope on his body, but as we watch, people are pulling this rope and it make my hands over my mouth... as well as ellie, we did it at the same time of OMG sign... just imagine, you have pears on your back with rope hanging on your skinny skin and as you walk forward and people are pull you back with that hanging rope.. that really scary and it make me almost cry.. i was shaking right away.. seems my legs cannot stand still...
and if you see the other picture on here, this old guy very short, and he pulled and dragged 1 small tample without anyone help... he only depending and pull it with his skinny skin..... just imagine if you do it at home, your skin will pill off, blood will be everywhere, and you will be admited.
(last date visited - March 30, 2007)
How to go there:
Bukit Bintang - Bukit Nanas (monorail) - RM 1.20
Dang Wang - Terminal Putra (LRT) - RM 2.30
Terminal Putra - Gombak (by bus # 203) - RM 1.00
Gombak - Greenwood (by bus # 227) - use the ticket bought in the Terminal Putra
Greenwood - BT Caves (by bus # 204) - use the ticket bought in the Terminal Putra
Pointing my camera upwards, we could see the rock formations adorning the entrance of the cave itself ! Very nice...
They are stalagtites..or errr, are they stalagmites ?....
Anyway, you could see them all....
Further on...we can see some steps...not as high as the steps that we have to climb to reach Batu Caves though...
Climbing up the steps in front of us would bring us to another opening of the caves...with sunlight coming in from the top as well !
Just look at this amazing photo that I took !
This photo was taken by me as I looked back behind me...
You can see the direct sunlight coming in from the top of the caves, you can see the yellow spotlights on the walls...& you can also see the entrance of the caves.
While the previous few photos, I showed the right side of the caves as we entered in...this photo shows the left side of the caves.
There used to be a big statue but we can't see it anymore...
We could see tourists taking photos there on the photo.
When you are in the 2nd opening, in a way you are closer to the top of the caves...
Look up & you could see the dark walls...& water droplets dripping down...
Amazingly, I managed to capture the water droplets in my photo !
What an amazing camera I have !
This is my Batu Caves page, so I can write anything I want okay !
Here, I capture the caves' walls...Looks like it's a million years in the making !
I'm no cave freak...but being in Batu Caves makes me feel good being in a cave !
Of course, in many parts of Malaysia, there are many caves to explore...but I could say that Batu Caves was the first cave that I have been to in my country !