Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur

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Named after the Sungai Batu or the Batu river which flows nearby, Batu Caves is a limestone hill with a series of caves and cave temples in the Gombak district of Malaysia. Batu Caves is also the name of a nearby village. The cave is also a very popular Hindu shrine and is dedicated to Lord Murugan. A 154 foot tall golden statue of Lord Murugan stands at the foot of the flight of the stairs which is one of the main attractions of the Batu Caves. To reach the temple one has to climb a fleet of 272 stairs. The area is capitalized by a lot of monkeys who can be very notorious. One needs to take care of their belongings otherwise the notorious monkeys can be very tormenting. See Malaysia’s multi-racial and multi-religious influence on this half-day tour from Kuala Lumpur.

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