Lost in the Caves


Visiting Batu Cave is a must. when you’re in Malaysia. It is very close to Kuala Lumpur, and easily done as a day-trip from there.  These limestone caves harbour Hindu temples where murals of mythic scenes gleam behind stalactites, bats flutter in the shadows, and troops of monkeys prey on hapless tourists.

The caves are guarded by a spear-toting gold statue of the Hindu deity Lord Murugan. The monument is massive and very impressive. It is a steep 272 climb up its steps to finally view the stunning skyline of the city.

The caves are always a colourful experience, but never more so than in late January or early February when hundreds of thousands of pilgrims converge during the three-day Thaipusam festival, in which devotees in a semi-trance walk in procession from Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown to the caves.

There quite few caves there that you can visit.

One of the caves …

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