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Batu Caves

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These impressive limestone caves are also used for Hindu festivals and pilgrimages.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 days in Kuala Lumpur
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| Gombak, Batu Caves 68100, Malaysia
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+60 3-6189 6284
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All reviews kl sentral be careful golden statue hindu temple worth a visit dark cave steep steps train station main cave huge statue take your time worth the climb worth the effort wild monkeys last stop early in the morning caves
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A place has more Indian touch than of a Malaysian. A nice and beautiful place. Train drive from Bukit Bintang for Batu cave will about 20 minutes. Worth trying and more popular amongst Indians. It says there are 272 steps to the temple cave which...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tropicaljournal
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited during festival time so very busy but would still recommend a visit. Lots of stairs so wear sensible shoes.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Liz_Newc1980
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

1. From KL Sentral, it’s a 35 minute train on the blue line for 2.50 MYR (80 Canadian Cents)! It has a bit more of a scenic route to it - and the train is air conditioned with a ladies only carriage. 2. GrabCar should...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank marcurr
Reviewed 5 days ago

Must see place when you visit KL. Good experience with monkeys when you climb. Care full of monkeys.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank srishan75
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were advised to visit early in the morning otherwise it gets to hot to climb all the steps. Watch out for the naughty monkeys and the litter, take some water to drink too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Beverley29
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was great to visit a nice traditional Hindi temple, but disappointed to see that the sacred temple area was full of shop owners trying to sell products. The caves were full of rubbish, and the path from Batu Cave train station to the caves...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GeorgeMcLeod
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Batu Caves is without doubt the top attraction around KL. We visited during the beginning of Thaipusam & so saw some ceremonies. There are monkeys everywhere & they are not shy (we saw one swipe at a tourist) so don't get too close & feeding...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nicholasp512
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting the whole complex including the Hindu shrine is a great experience. The dark cave is where the 600000 bat's live involves a fee of 35 ringlets each which raises the expectation that you will see some bats.This is not the case and should be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Allan G
Reviewed 1 week ago

i have gone this place and its amazing specially Batu caves where you can enjoy Out Nature i like it so much

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jollyzira
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wear comfortable shoes and be inspired by people’s devotion. Make sure you climb all the way up and into the cave. Then make certain you visit the indoor shrine after you climb down. It is very colorful and beautiful inside.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Lakia H
August 29, 2018|
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Response from SparkzOnTour | Reviewed this property |
Definitely depends on fitness. 10-15 minutes is a good figure if you include the distractions from the monkeys on the way up!!
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chacha_jho
June 29, 2018|
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Response from liam s | Reviewed this property |
It should be in the region of 18 - 23 MYR depending on the time of day.
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chacha_jho
June 29, 2018|
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Response from 284veronicas | Reviewed this property |
The cheapest way is to take the bus from Genting to KL Sentral, then switch to Komuter, a train which leaves each 45 minutes. The price is 4.5 MYR/person
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Leong K
Penang Island, Malaysia
Taxi in Kuala Lumpur (2 Replies)
Hi, what is the best way to have a taxi in Kuala Lumpur? Easy Taxi apps? (any comment on this apps?) I want go to Batu Caves from Zoo Negara. What is the normal price? Thank you!
October 20, 2014|
Response frommaic|
There is uber as well
Nagarajan R
RapidKL’s All-Day Pass or Touch n Go Card for 2 days in KL? (2 Replies)
I am planning to spend 2 days in KL in May 2015. I prefer to use the Rail to cover all the Tourist attractions in KL including Batu Caves. Keeping in mind that it is only for 2 days and should be usable to cover all Tourist attractions in KL including Batu Caves. Which is the CHEAP and BEST travel pass in KL. Please share. Thanks All!
March 28, 2015|
Response fromSanjeev|
For just 2 days, you do not need any pass. Just buy the tickets at the station. For Batu caves, you can take KTM Komuter Train from KL Sentral for just RM 2. You can also use GoKL Free Buses, which connects almost all of central Kuala Lumpur.
chelt28
Washington DC
24 Hours Zooming around Kuala Lumpur!!!!!! (6 Replies)
I am making a mad dash through KL for one night on my way back to the US in August. If Kuala Lumpur were an "all you can eat buffet", what should I taste to make sure I leave wanting to come back for more!! This post is not just about food, but I thought it was a good analogy. I arrive from Phnom Penh around 2pm and fly out to Singapore the following day at 5pm. Friends are flying back to Canada so I will be doing this 24 hour marathon by myself. I am staying at the Mandarin Oriental in KL...More
July 19, 2008|
Response fromAnn C|
Forgot to mention if you are near a monorail station you can get that to Chinatown, get off at MAHARAJALELA and as you come out of the station turn right and walk about 5 minutes to Chinatown. Taxis to the area are cheap enough but coming back they charge more! Taxi drivers are cheeky and try not to use their meters and tend to overcharge tourists but they are still quite cheap.