Batu Caves, Batu Caves

Batu Caves, Batu Caves

About Batu Caves, Batu Caves

Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu (Batu River), which flows past the hill and also it is the tenth (Pattu in Tamil) limestone hill from Ampang. Batu Caves is also the name of a nearby village. The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, and is dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia. Batu Caves in short also referred as 10th Caves or Hill for Lord Muruga as there are six important holy shrines in India and four more in Malaysia. The three others in Malaysia are Kallumalai Temple in Ipoh, Tanneermalai Temple in Penang and Sannasimalai Temple in Melacca. It is also near a town called Selayang where the famous and biggest wholesale market in Klang Valley located.


Batu Caves, is situated in the Batu Caves, Malaysia. Batu Caves is a nice place to visit in this area.

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  • The Batu Caves are definitely worth a visit. The 272(!) steps look intimidating when you're at the bottom looking up but they are wide with handrails and you can always stop for a breather and admire the view. There are signs at the foot of the steps encouraging you to carry a brick or bucket of sand to the top. It's optional but adds to the experience if you do. There's a lot of construction work going on at the caves so every little helps I guess. We saw workers running up the steps carrying bags of cement mix on their heads! There are a lot of monkeys at the site so plenty of photo opportunities, though you are warned to avoid carrying food and anything else they can snatch. The ones we saw were all Long Tailed Macaques though the information stand says there are also Dusky Leaf Monkeys. The Temple Cave at the top of the steps is huge with interesting rock formations. It houses several Hindu shrines. There's also a kiosk at the top selling cold drinks in case you need refreshment before heading back down! Our visit took around an hour but you will need longer if you plan to visit any of the other caves such as the Dark Cave for a guided tour.

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  • Really fun experience. The guided tours are great and the guides have excellent knowledge - the tour itself into the dark cave is quite short, in terms of walking distance at least. I was expecting more, however by no means was I let down. Great experience! Definitely recommend if you're in the area.

  • 1. It's a Hindu (south Indian) temple. 2. Try going in the early hours so you'd avoid a mad rush and excessive perspiration. 3. Beware of the monkeys. They are real maniacs. Do NOT carry any open food item. They WILL snatch it without fail. 4. People litter too often. There was an instance of a woman leaving an empty plastic bottle right onto the steep steps and that was dangerous. I took the bottle to keep it aside. 5. The steps are very steep so plan to wear something more comfortable including footwear. 6. You can either carry or buy a water bottle right before hiking. That would be required to take close to 300 steps and back.

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  • Batu Caves is a famous Indian Holy place in Malaysia. Surround by the nature this place attract more and more people each day from all over the place. The best time to visit this place is from 7am till 12pm then 6pm till 9pm. But I will be nice if you visit in day time

  • The Batu Caves are incredible- especially if you haven't been to India. Climb a whole bunch of steps and you'll end up in a Hindu cave temple populated by monkeys! The whole place is colorful and happy. Quite the experience. Pro Tip: There's a direct train from KL Sentral. Don't take a taxi here.

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