Batu Caves is a an iconic and popular tourist attraction in Selangor. Being the site of a Hindu temple and shrine, Batu Caves attracts thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam.
The main attraction of the Batu Caves is the large statue of the Hindu God at the entrance, besides a steep 272 climb up its steps to finally view the stunning skyline of the city centre.
Monkeys frolic around the caves, and it is a popular spot for rock climbing enthusiasts.
A limestone outcrop located just north of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves has three main caves featuring temples and Hindu shrines.
Batu Caves takes its name from the Sungai Batu, which flows past the hill. Batu Caves is also the name of the nearby village.
Paintings and scenes of Hindu Gods can also be seen in the Ramayana Cave. Of the various cave temples that comprise the site, the largest and best known is the Temple Cave, so named because it houses several Hindu shrines beneath its high vaulted ceiling.
How to go to Batu Caves
KTM Komuter: Take the KTM Komuter and stop at the Batu Caves Komuter station. Batu Caves is about 5 minutes walk from the Komuter station.
Batu Caves may also be reached by bus 11/11d from Bangkok Bank Terminus (Near to Puduraya Bus Terminal) or bus U6 from Titiwangsa Bus Terminal.
Pictures of Batu Caves and surroundings
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