Batu Caves, Malaysia

Batu Caves, Malaysia


Outside the city of Kuala Lumpur, there is a huge cave deep inside the limestone mountain. The cave’s wall is stretched almost touch the sky. This is the Batu Caves, one of the most important Hindu temples outside of India dedicated to Lord Murugan, the Indian deity. To access the caves, you can take a car or taxi, hop on the KTM Komuter train or grab a bus or monorail.

At the foot of mountain, you will spot some gigantic and colorful god statues such as Hanuman and a couple of temples. Up to the mountain, there’s a huge open area with several food stalls. From there, you will have a first glimpse of the stair you need to climb to get to the main temple and to be exact, the stairs have 272 steps. On the left of the stairs, there’s the world’s tallest statue of Lord Murugan.

 


Along the way up to the top, you will spot a few monkeys living in the caves. After a long way from the foot of the mountain, you will finally see the huge Batu Caves. They consist of three main caves and few smaller caves. The biggest cave where the Hindu shrines nestled in is called Cathedral Cave or Temple Cave. The cave has a very high ceiling leading to the jungle and sky.