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.Wikipedia
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Worth the stairs if you can. Take up a brick or a bucket of sand from the bottom of the steps as a gesture to the building of the temple inside. Prepare for monkeys by bringing peanuts or healthy fruit or vegetable pieces to feed them if you want to. Dark caves tour was better than I expected. The word of warning is for the toilets as you have to pay, no paper and one broken western toilet. Nice to sit at the bottom with a cold drink ready for your next adventure.
Always a delight to visit the caves, though I found that there was too much construction going on in the area. Visitors should definitely check out the Dark Cave tour near the top of the steps at Batu Caves. Best to book a spot when you arrive as the waiting time can be quite long. The cave tour was the highlight of our visit. The kids loved the walk into the deep, dark cave. The times when we just switched of all our torch lights and just listened to the silence was remarkable.
What a wonderful experience. The caves are a sight to see, as as the entire setting. We were pleased to be able to bring up buckets of sand to aid in the new construction of the caves. Be prepared for a lot of walking. The monkeys are fun to watch. Be sure you don't have anything loose on you, such as glasses, selfie sticks, etc, as they will attract the little thieves and you will lose some property. Shopping at the base is excellent.
Came here today with my mom and brother, the place was so awesome. We took 280 steps to the top. Bought some tiny souvenir before the final stairs. The top most part was mesmerizing. The whole natural structure of the cave was spectacular. It was a perfect weather to come here, there were some rain showers, and we were lucky to bring some umbrellas with us. I love the fact, that it was almost 2pm and still not hot. The water falls on the side of the cave was so pretty. And there were some cute monkeys, but we have to be careful of them since they try to take stuff from you, especially if its in a plastic bag. I suggest you take videos, lots of them.
Highly personal experience to be enjoyed here. Spiritual or otherwise, it's still a special place. If you manage to go up the stairs, the feeling is fantastic. Beware of fearless monkeys though and rough conditions when it rains.
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