Quick Trip to Batu Caves in Malaysia
A must-visit when you are in Kuala Lumpur is the Batu Caves, a Hindu temple which is famously known for its unique cave temples. Within short drive or train ride from Kuala Lumpur, you can already get to experience and see this limestone hill in Selangor that proves to be one of Malaysia’s most popular landmarks. Here are the why from us.
A visit to Kuala Lumpur would not be complete without a quick trip to the Batu Caves. Unlike other historic and religious temples from other countries, this famous Malaysia landmark is highly accessible, so there’s really no reason to miss this destination.
Batu Caves is most accessible from Kuala Lumpur, this is why it would not be a surprise to find this in one of your searches for places to visit or things to do in KL. As a matter for face, Batu Caves is just 30-minutes away from KL Sentral railway station. There is even a dedicated platform for Batu Caves within the railway station, so it definitely is a connected destination from the KL Center.
A visit to the Batu Caves can also be accomplished in less than a day including travel time. Depending on the volume of visitors, you can get here at around nine in the morning and you can already be taking your lunch back in KL.
Things to do in Batu Caves
If you search for photos of Batu Caves, the first few ones that you will see is actually those with the gold statue in the background. This towering gold statue is Lord Murugan, which can only be accessed by taking 272 flights of stairs. This will lead you to the statue of Lord Murugan and the main temple, which they refer to as the Temple Cave. Considering that this is considered by worshippers as a real temple, it’s best to also pay respect and courtest while inside.
Up for more adventure? The temple cave is just one of the four caves in Batu Cave! You go go further to the Dark Cave, which literally means a dark and wet tour inside a rather smaller cave (than the Temple Cave). However, public cannot readily go to the Dark Cave without a tour guide.
For those who are not capable or are too tired to take the hundreds of steps leading to the main attraction, you can also enjoy the educational view in the cave villa. This is a rather more relaxing location which just located at the foot of the hill.
On to a more colorful and fancy cave is the Ramayana Cave. It’s a visual feast when you visit this place, as it truly showcase the colorful Hindu cultures and traditions through their art and statue. To cap you Hindu experience in Batu Caves, you can also try their vegetarian meals here with cost between RM10-12 only.
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