Another 50+ Steps inside the Temple Cave
after the huffing andf puffing and panting after climbing up the 272 steep steps to the entrance to the temple cave, be prepared to climb another 50 plus steps (more steep and smaller surface area between the steps and they are irregular and not flat like the 272 main steps outside). and they are more slippery as there are many pools of water in some of them as inside the caves, there are water droplets coming down, specially after a downpour.
so be more careful walking and climbing around the steps inside the Main Temple Cave.
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Be Careful of the Monkeys
The monkeys here at the Batu Caves are not wild like on other areas of Malaysia (we were at langkawi and the monkeys there are really pesky) and are relatively tame, they would ask peanuts and bananas from the tourists and pilgrims (and you can buy them at the souvenir stores lining the complex and give to these relatively tame monkeys) but still, be careful of your hats or bag and even food if you are carrying in a bag as these monkeys sometimes do grab these items from people going to the top).
Monkeys are a spoiled bunch here in Batu Caves as Hanuman, the monkey god, if worshipped as a Hindu Deity. There is even a Shrine to Hanuman at the extreme left of the Batu Caves Complex at the Ground Level.
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Be Careful When Going Up the Main Steps
the 272 steps going to the Main Temple inside the limestone Cave in Batu Cave is made from concrete but you must be careful when going up and down these steps as they are so narrow and steep and they don't have the typical anti-slip pads installed at the ends of the steps that you can find usually in modern structures.
be doubly careful when going up or down when there is a downpour of rain.
if you have a medical condition like hyperternsion or asthma, do not attempt to go up.
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not a warning, but just friendly speaking
in this area of batu caves tamples, there are a lots of monkeys around, but i did not see any of it on the day i was there, but just becareful coz sometimes monkey will attack people for some reason... and when i was there it was just a lost dogs bump on my legs and he try to find his way out... i am not sure if he can find way out or not... to many people blocking his way... so he was just run at the same place most of the time... hehehehe, that funny though.
Very aggressive monkeys
Some of these monkeys are very aggressive and may attack you when you carry something that might looks like foods to them. Some of the worshippers have problem to bring their offering safely up the stair without being harassed by these monkey.
My advice is, don't feed the monkey!!
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Watch out for the monkeys!
Inside the caves are some seriously aggressive monkeys that will attack you if you have food. I wouldn't recommend feeding them or taking any type of food into the caves! Don't attract the scary monkeys!