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“Nice caves, a bit dirty” 3 of 5 stars
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Batu Caves
Batu Caves Sri Subramaniam Temple, Batu Caves 68100, Malaysia
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: These impressive limestone caves are also used for Hindu festivals and pilgrimages.
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“Nice caves, a bit dirty”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Impressive caves, but not well kept (they were dirty and smelly in some parts). Wear comfortable shoes as you have to climb up many stairs.

Visited March 2013

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“Must see - the natural sight is spectacular.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

A spectacular, breath-taking sight of nature (after you climbed all the 272 steps). The temples and praying areas are an attraction as well if they are not crowded. Too bad for the crowd, noise, the trash all over the place and the urine smell. Otherwise it would be a place to relax and even meditate. There is a large monkey colony you can feed them but they are not there for petting. ;)

Visited February 2014
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“What a let down”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I had read all the guide books and reviews saying this was a not to be missed place to visit - what a let down. Its in a dirty run down area covered in litter and rubbish. On the day we visited it was the last day of a religious celebration and there were stalls selling souveners and food, this added to the atmosphere but it all seemed dirty and tacky. After climbing the 272 steps up to the cave (also know as the temple) I felt like Karl Pilkington - all this effort for this ???!!!!!
It was a dirty cave with a run down shrine covered in litter with mokeys and apes milling about. After all the effort to climb the stept to get there I couldnt wait to get back down and into the car.

Visited January 2014
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“Worth a visit even if you are not a Hindu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

From our hotel to Batu Caves (return) cost us approx. £2.60 (wife and 2 kids inc).
Trains in KL are 5-star, clean, comfy and nothing like the London underground or National Rail.
Batu Caves - holy Hindu temple set in the mountain (well more or less a mountain). It free to enter but you have quite a few steps to climb to the top. Take your time, ensure you have taken lots of drinking water and enjoy the view. Watch out for the monkeys.
TIP: use the middle stairway as the monkeys are on the edges - however if you are not bothered by them then take a few pics with the natives.
As per other reviewers - there is not a huge amount to see at the top - but I am a Hindu and wanted to make this trip. I thought it was really peaceful, COOL, and tranquil at the top inside the cave. No one bothers you and its up to you if you wish to donate.
Tip: Try and avoid the midday sun. Take sun lotion and lots of water. Water is available to buy.

Visited December 2013
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“272 steps”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

It was tiring but it was worthwhile. We especially enjoyed feeding the doves. Monkeys were everywhere.

Visited January 2014
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