Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur

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Jalan Batu Caves, 68100 Jalan Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia +60 3-6189 6284

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    Batu Caves

    by kenmerk Written Jun 17, 2003

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    You will be surprised to find that the biggest tourist attraction in the capital city of this small Muslin country is a Hindu shrine built in a cave that was uncovered by an American. But such is life in multi-cultural Malaysia...

    Quite an interesting place, the caves themselves are quite attractive, with a large central cavern which the beams of sun light illuminate in unusual ways. Also with the hindi decorations and the horde of maraudering macaques monkeys running about, it does give the place an exotic feel.

    Located 15 KMs north of the city. Easy to reach by bus.

    Rays of Sunlight Illuminate this Holy Place...
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    Batu caves

    by BADJUJU Written Apr 20, 2003

    It's located outside of K.L. ,but easy to get to.
    I caught a bus from little india and it turned out that i didnt even buy a bus ticket.
    The pic was taken when a bunch of indian people doing their kind of thing...

    The pic was taken when a bunch

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    Visit Batu Cave if you have...

    by sha08ron Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Visit Batu Cave if you have time.
    You have to climb up a few hundred step to reach the cave which is said to be an extinct volcano. Its tiring but its worth the climb. After exploring the cave, enjoy a coconut drink at the stall located at the foot of the cave.

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    Batu Caves. The stairs are...

    by asantetravel Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Batu Caves. The stairs are fairly easy to climb but beware of the monkeys running up and down the railings (note: be care with plastic bags, a monkey followed me a little to long as I descended, he thought I had food). The limestone surroundings are hmm… a site.
    There is no admission fee (which was heaven for me after spending the summer in Kyoto visiting temples with fees that add up very quickly).

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    by floss1 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    This was taken in the cave next to the main Batu cave, called the art gallery. The cave is full of figures and scenes from the Hindu religion. It cost 1RM to get in. It is well worth having a look around.

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    by Jillworld Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    The main attraction at Batu Caves is Temple Cave. You must climb up 272 steps (phew!) to reach the entrance to this enourmous cavern. There is a Hindu shrine built inside, where many worshippers were gathered with their offerings. There is also a separate cave that you can visit, that is an art gallery of sorts. It was interesting as well...

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  • A good side trip from KL is a...

    by Jillworld Written Aug 25, 2002

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    A good side trip from KL is a visit to Batu Caves. I took a bus from a stop near the Central Market. I found my map and guidebook a bit misleading at this point and waited at 3 different bus stops before finding the right one. The moral of that story is to ASK someone. Second moral, is to not trust everything you are told - so basically take a bit of a poll, and use the response that comes up the most. So yes, I found my bus and a quick ride later found myself at these huge caves.

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    Batu Caves

    by Gnome Written Aug 24, 2002

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    If you happen to be stuck in KL on a weekend, this may be worth a visit. Only if you are really bored.... It is a big cave on the top of a mountain (lots of steps). The most interesting aspect is the Hindu temple with monkeys, which is sort of part of the cave. Although the cave is really big, it does not go far underground or anything like that - and it does not have any nice formations - it is just a big cavern. Actually, I am beginning to wonder why I would tell anyone to go here, as some of the car parks in the shopping centres in KL have a bigger cavern space, and you do not have to climb so many stairs.

    Make sure you take a packed lunch if you are going from KL, as it takes so long to get through all the traffic. But you have to eat the lunch before you get there, as the monkeys are really aggressive.

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  • The Batu caves

    by lainew Written Aug 24, 2002

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    You climb hundreds of steps to get to the caves which house a temple and shrines. There are lots of monkeys at the caves and they'll steal anything edible that you may have!

    You can easily get to the caves by public bus.

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  • Batu Caves is an interesting...

    by ashford Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Batu Caves is an interesting place to visit. There are 272 steps to climb but then it is worth it to see the caves which are a Hindu shrine
    There are several facets which are interesting.There is the natural characteristics of Batu Caves and then its deep religious significance to members of the Hindu communuity

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    batu caves challenge

    by SangAji Written Jul 29, 2008

    for non-hindus, batu caves offer a strong physical challenge

    ie 276 steps up a steep incline

    and fantastic natural scenery

    backed-up by monkey acts!!!

    entrance to batu caves lo and behold.... the challenge awaits.... one small step for me,.... 275 steps to go!! 276 steps x 2 = 552 steps!!!
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    Monkey preaching to his flock @ batu caves

    by SangAji Written Jul 29, 2008

    preaching to the converted is rather pointless...

    so the preacher monkey decided to join a flock of pigeons ...

    was he really preaching,

    or trying to grab the pigeons for lunch!!!!

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    Monkey acts @ batu caves

    by SangAji Written Jul 29, 2008

    watching the monkeys

    watching visitors

    catching the monkeys in their various acts

    is a catchy thing to do around batu caves!!!

    monkey boss @ batu caves monkeys people watching @ batu caves me afraid??? monkey behaving as pigeon? identity crisis??? monkey beans counter!!!!!
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    Batu Caves

    by kinjalnz15 Updated Nov 10, 2006

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    Batu Cave is a Hindu Temple, It is famous destination during thaipusam festival.and if you want to climb it its 272 steps up.

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    272 Steps

    by Mahbod Written Sep 27, 2006

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    The Batu Caves are about thirteen kilometres from Kulal Lumpur. To get to the caves you must first climb up 272 steps and after that you will see this ......(in the Picture)

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