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Address: | Sri Subramaniam Temple, Batu Caves 68100, Malaysia
Phone Number:
60 3 2287 942
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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These impressive limestone caves are also used for Hindu festivals and...

These impressive limestone caves are also used for Hindu festivals and pilgrimages.

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We caught the KTM train out to Batu which was cheap and simple to use. The Caves are a worthwhile visit but it is extremely hot and the stairs are challenging in the heat. Be... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location and the cave and the monkeys are incredible , but it is filthy... I am big fan of these kind of places. but when in KL you must see

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We caught the KTM train out to Batu which was cheap and simple to use. The Caves are a worthwhile visit but it is extremely hot and the stairs are challenging in the heat. Be aware that women cannot be showing their knees so you will need to hire a wrap if wearing shorts which adds to the heat when... More 

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The cave was undergoing some work when I visited, including painting and installing statues of what I can only assume were meant to be horses. The statue is definitely worth a visit as it is the largest statue of a Hindu god in the world. Generally climbing stairs in SE Asia is worth it; a gorgeous view, waterfalls, giant statues... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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If you are in KL, the Batu caves are a must. The caves are spectacular and the walk up the steps (quite a few) are fun. Keep away from the monkeys. Would not want to get bitten by one of them. They are quite aggressive. There were some crazy people feeding them bunches of bananas. The temple is OK.

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Thank Atm530
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can catch an uberhere for not much money. It's great to see but if you're not taking a lot of pictures, you won't be here very long. Be careful with the monkeys, we had one come at us aggressively, and another one smacked my camera.

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Thank Brandon H
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got the train from KL to the caves which worked well and brought us within walking distance of the caves, we walked up the first few stairs and where given a brick to carry up?!?, we all took one including my 10 yr old son in the blistering heat and carried it to the top thinking this must be... More 

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a natural cave, high from the ground so you have to climb a lot of stairs. But the place is not so neet and clean an not adequately managed. You can enjoy company of a lot of monkeys with friendly behavior.

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Thank Rajiv G
Brisbane, Australia
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Aside from the place being so close that KL, it's a must when you go to Malaysia 🇲🇾! Just be prepared, you will have to do nearly 300 steps up to the temple! It's worry it though!

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

As there are numerous temples in the area to see it's worth it to come here and see which ones you'd like to see. Some of are more crowded than others but there's a bit of something for everyone. I suggest coming early to avoid most of the crowds at the major sites. Watch out for the monkey's in the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We travelled here using the train, service regular cheap clean and swift. The main cave requires a lot of climbing stairs so need plenty of stamina in the heat. Plenty of monkeys on the way up for you to stop and watch whilst you get your breath back! The caves are interesting but very gaudy, although if this is your... More 

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