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Half-Day Batu Cave and Kuala Lumpur Countryside Tour
"Enjoy an adventure journey to the spiritual Batu Caves which located north of Kuala Lumpur and climb the 272 steps carved into the sides of giant limestone cliffs to reach the Hindu temple at the summit. Then visit the Batik Center to experience traditional Malaysian cloth-dying used as sarongs and fabric. Your first stop is the energetic Little India district where you discover the delicacies of Indian culture through the colorful food stalls and markets selling everything from saris to golden trinkets. Leave the hustle and bustle behind as you reach the 400 million-year-old Batu Caves. Follow in the f snap a few photos of the mischievous monkeys. Your next stop is the Malaysian Batik Center where authentic batik fabric is designed and produced into ready-to-wear material. Your final stop before returning to Kuala Lumpur is the Royal Selangor Pewter Center
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Batu Caves and Malaysian Crafts Tour from Kuala Lumpur
"Your tour begins with pickup from your central Kuala Lumpur hotel and a drive through the outskirts of KL along ‘Ambassador Row' passing the Istana Sharif Ali palace.Continuing into the countryside pass typical Malay villages en route to your first stop the Royal Selangor Pewter factory. Here you have the option to take a tour of the world’s largest pewter factory renowned for its craftsmanship and high-quality products. During the tour of the factory see the different processes involved in working with pewter
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Batu Caves and Temple Tour from Kuala Lumpur
"After pickup from your Kuala Lumpur hotel embark on your cultural exploration of Malaysia beginning with a short drive through this region's official Little India in Brickfields. What used to be a simple residential neighborhood just outside of Kuala Lumpur has now been transformed into a colorf arrive at Batu Caves a massive limestone outcrop with interiors housing a Hindu shrine lined with different deities. Before climbing the 272 steps up into the high caverns marvel at the impressive golden structure of Lord Murugan standing tall at 140 feet (43 meters). On the way up be greeted by mischievous little monkeys.Upon arrival at the top of the steps
From $31.00

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Batu Caves

This is an active religious site. At the entrance to the stairs leading to the cave opening, is the huge statue dedicated to Lord Murugan, a Hindu diety popular with Tamil Hindis. He is prayed to...
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lmkluque
Aug 22, 2012

How to get there...

KL can be quite confusing so here is a tip on where to catch the No. 11 bus to the Bantu Caves. If you are standing at the north end of Jalan Petaling where the market is and the street is closed for...
jjguinness
Nov 02, 2009

(1) - A Cathedral built in Limestone Rocks

The Batu Caves, 13 kilometres north of Kuala Lumpur, are a prime destination for us westerners for various reasons. Whereas I would not necessarily have needed 272 steps climbing steeply to the caves...
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Kakapo2
Jun 11, 2008

(8) - The Coke Can Test, Part 1

Surely this macaque was not born to love Coke. But as said before, they adapt easily to human surroundings. So at the Batu Caves they check rubbish bins for such delicacies as a can of Pepsi. First...
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Kakapo2
Jun 11, 2008

(9) - Successful End (Part 2) of the Coke Can Test

… then they pour the content on the tiles where the liquid cannot disappear into the soil, and lick it up. Click here for Part 1 of the Coke Can Test
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Kakapo2
Jun 11, 2008

(7) - Crab-eaters

The Long-tailed Macaques you see and meet at the Batu Caves are also known as Crab-eating Macaques (Macaca fascicularis). They easily adjust to human life – like the seagulls here in Christchurch that...
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Kakapo2
Jun 11, 2008

(6) - Intelligent Macaques

Long-tailed macaques like the ones at the Batu Caves are incredibly intelligent monkeys. In Indonesia scientists have even watched them fishing in rivers with their hands and eat the fish. They also...
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Kakapo2
Jun 11, 2008

(5) - Early Learning

The monkeys at the Batu Caves are long tailed macaques. As the mothers never leave their babies alone those learn early that it is not really necessary to search food in the wild. They can sit down...
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Kakapo2
Jun 11, 2008

(4) - Life on the 272 Steps

The 272 concrete steps up to the Batu Caves are painted red and white, the handrails yellow. The monkeys and their young are sitting directly on the steps or on top of the side walls, and check out...
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Kakapo2
Jun 11, 2008

(3) - The colourful Entrance Gate

At the bottom of the steps to the Batu Caves is a colourful gate with carved and painted Hindu figurines, already looking like a hindu temple. But in fact it is only the intriguing start of the things...
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Kakapo2
Jun 11, 2008

(2) - Get ready for the Climb

Although my driver accompanied me everywhere he knew why he waited on the big square below the Batu Caves. It was piping hot, and you sweated already from all pores without moving at all. I prepared...
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Kakapo2
Jun 11, 2008

Go to bat caves with no bats but lots of monkeys

A couple of guys we met in the hostel in Kuala Lumpar asked if we wanted to join them on a trip to the Batu Caves to see bats or something (or maybe i imagined there were bats there cos of the...
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Nicky11
Mar 23, 2007
 
 
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Things to Do Near Batu Caves

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Batu Caves

Batu Caves are north of the centre of KL, near the suburb of Gombak. It is a sacred site to Hindus, and when you arrive you'll see a huge golden statue of Lord Murugan next door to a large set of...
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St Mary's Cathedral

It's a very small Cathedral, more of a church. I guess this reflects the size of Kuala Lumpur when it was built. The population of this 7.5 million behemoth was then just 20,000 souls, and very few of...
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Royal Selangor Visitor Centre

Pewter is a prized Malaysian product, an alloy of tin (the mineral that founded Kuala Lumpur and the original source of Malaya's prosperity) and copper. Royal Selangor is a premier brand of pewterware...
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Aquaria

KL's aquarium is situated under the KLCC conference centre, and is easily reached from KLCC LRT via the underground passage from Suria KLCC mall. It is quite large, over a couple of floors, and has...
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National Art Gallery

National Virtual Arts Gallery is near the Tasik Titiwangsa (Lake), around 6KM north of City Centre. The current Art Gallery building has been operating since 1998. Previously, the National Art Gallery...
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Hop On, Hop Off Bus

Normally I prefer to discover a new city by foot. That's the best way to find things around, and also get a better view of everything. However, since I found everything in KL stressed and chaotic at...
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