Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur
Batu Caves - just at KL's city limits in the north there are dramatic steep rocks rising out of the plain. The cave system through those rocks are home to the famous Hinu temples. A very steep stairway leads you up to the caves where a crazy bunch of maquaqe monkeys are greedily waiting for food. So watch out! During the Hindu Thaipusam festival some 100.000 people are coming to the Batu caves. It is said to be the biggest festival of that kind outside of India!
Bus Nr 70 and 349 are leaving from Lebuh Pudu (in China Town) every 30 minutes. Journey is about 45 min! Open daily from 7 to 21h!
Still at Batu Caves....
Located 14KM north of Kuala Lumpur (in Gombak), the caves consist of three main caves and a number of smaller ones.
The main Temple Cave actually has 272 flight of steps and climbing up is not an easy task especially if you aren't the sporty type. BUT as many as 800,000 people perform this feat (er...walking up the stairs, that is) during the Hindu festival of Thaipusam, an annual event that is derived from a South Indian religious celebration as a day of penance and atonement among the Dravidian Hindu community.
It's quite a sight actually as you see these devotees walking around with a kavadi (a large wooden frame shaped like a cresent) and their tongues, body and cheeks spiked (read: pierced) with SHARP skewers and... and.... they exhibit no sign of pain or discomfort whatsoever. Impressive! It is indeed a spectacular sight and definitely NOT for the faint hearted.
Batu Caves - These are a network of three very large caves. Situated just outside the suburbs of KL. The only trouble is, you have to walk up 272 steps to get there!! But is is worth it. It is now a Hindu temple. Monkeys and pigeons all over the place!
A visit to the Batu Caves. This tour can be organised from the hotel lobby.
Don't go all the way and not climb the 272 steps, and don't forget to feed the birds afterwards. And yes you must take something for the monkeys as well !!
If you've got good legs...it's worth the climb. I took a cab from downtown and he took me there for very cheap. They are currently renovating the tourist center close to it.
Check out these cool caves, the step climb isn't bad, but it is kind of grimy inside.
*Make sure you don't get ripped off with the cab ride!
Visit the famous Batu Caves which is located on the suburb of Kuala Lumpur. This cave is religious to the people in Malaysia.
Just outside the city, a few kilometres from the well-known Batu Caves there is dense jungle and several good climbing areas. Get the guidebook "Climb Asia", the areas are hard to find...
Batu Caves - A cavernous cavern whereby Hindu Temples , Gods and Goddesses can be found . One can take a cab directly to the caves .
If you got time ,take a cab to batu caves but makesure you dont get ripoff. Its truely amazing place to explore and its 272 steps up.