The Batu Caves

Selamat malan!

Today I would like to share with you my Batu Caves experience.
I already talked about Kuala Lumpur in general in my last post, today I would like to talk specifically about the impressive Hindu Caves in the north of KL.

You can easily take a train to the Caves from KL Sentral and it costs about 3€ in total.
The station is called „Batu Caves“ and when you get out of the train, you are almost there. At the end of the road you will find a hill with a huge golden statue in front of it, which is dedicated to Lord Murugan. If you want to enter the series of caves and temples, you need to climb lots of stairs and you will be kindly asked to wear a sarong, but no worries, you can lend one for 5RM.
They will also be very pleased if you carry a bucket full of sand to the top of the stairs, since they are still working on the temples and the caves.

The Batu Caves complex consists of three main caves, one of these is the Dark Cave with lots of bats. You can book a tour at the entrance of the cave if you want to visit it.
Besides the three main caves, there are still a few smaller ones.

I really loved the caves, since the view from the top of the stairs is really stunning and entering the caves is simply magical! Furthermore, you will have a lot of monkey encounters, they are just everywhere! Be aware of these little creatures, even though they look cute, they can be mean and take your sunglasses, cameras, bags and food.
Short after we went out of the subway station, a monkey climbed up a man’s clothes and stole his whole bag of peanuts and ran away with it. Nevertheless it is nice to observe them and to take pictures.

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The peanut thief

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The stairs and the statue of Lord Murugan

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Construction workers at work

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What do you think about the caves? Would you like to go there?

Have a good week,
Sophie

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Sophie B.

Mädchen mit permanentem Fernweh, die Kamera immer dabei! Ich lebe um die Welt zu erkunden!

12 Antworten auf „The Batu Caves

  1. Das habe ich auch so empfunden! Die Mimik der Affen ist so gut im Bild eingefangen!
    Klar würde ich die Höhlen gern besuchen… Batu ist immer nett…
    Was muss ich also tun, um dorthin zu kommen ?

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