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- 98%Spiritual Seekers
- 84%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 66%History Buffs
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%Adventure Travelers
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- Batu CavesMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 25, 2013
Monkeys, Hindu gods, snakes and iguanas all peacefully coexist in this spectacular limestone cave. The tourists outnumbered the worshipers of Durga when I was there but once a year the place is a virtual bloodbath of faith with all kinds of piercings and self-flagelation going down in honor of the gods. Check the website for details (if you're into that kinda thing).
- Batu CavesMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsOct 21, 2013
For a land-of-the-lost cave fantasy, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better setting than the Batu Caves. Easily accessible in KL's north (and completely free to visit) these enormous limestones caverns have been made pretty hokey by the addition of countless souvenir hawkers, but nothing can diminish the majesty of the setting. Technically, the raison d'etre of the Batu Caves is the handful of small Hindu temples inside, but you could easily take those away and the place would be no less impressive. Enjoy the ginormous statue guarding the entrance, but for the love of god, watch out for the monkeys -- they bite!
- Batu CavesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 28, 2013
The Batu Caves are very impressive and is no less than 30 minutes outside of downtown Kuala Lumpur. You have to walk up around 200 steps (I had to walk in the rain but I was not deterred), but it's worth it. Hindu temples are set up inside and there's a massive hole ceiling at the top.Recommended for
- Batu CavesMember ofBudget TravelersBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Jan 23, 2013
We did Batu Caves as part of a package that took us to a place with exotic animals. Batu made for some of the best photo opportunities I had on my six week backpacking adventure throughout southeast asia. You only need an hour here.Recommended for
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- Batu CavesSep 27, 2012
This place was awesome even thought the 272 steps to the top about killed me. Once you get to the top there is a temple inside. Great photo opportunity. The monkeys jump over the railings and eat food right out of your hand. Little unnerving at first but pretty cool overall.
- Batu CavesMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersHistory Buffs+ 2Jul 25, 2012
I was fascinated by my experience at the Batu Caves. The caves are very sacred for the Hindu population in Malaysia and the Indian diaspora. The Hindu Temple can only be reached by walking up to, what seemed to be an endless walk, to the top. If you can make it to the top, you're in for a wonderful experience. I had a bit of a problem getting there, because Muslim cabdrivers didn't want to take me to a Hindu religious site, so I had to board a bus with my map, and get there on my own.
Address:Jalan Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia
Total Reviews:62 Reviews
Open Hours:6a-9p M-Su