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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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The caves are magnificent marvels of nature, the religion they host is to be respected, but this particular combination can be a challenge to western values. From a... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took a taxi from my hotel to visit Batu Caves. We were v excited to see one of the top attractions in KL, but we were disappointed due to the dirty surroundings, lack of any seats for tourists who can't go up the stairs and the smell was terrible. I would recommend that you go visit the Batu Caves... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The caves are magnificent marvels of nature, the religion they host is to be respected, but this particular combination can be a challenge to western values. From a conservationist point of view, the state of the caves and their use for religious and commercial purposes, with obvious disregard to maintaining the caves' natural state, can be a painful experience. From... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy to get here on the train from KL Sentral,I arrived early to avoid the heat but was still pretty warm by the time I'd climbed up all those steps!! Monkey's left me alone but I was very conscious not to get anything out of my bag as they were certainly on the look out for anything they could lay... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We looked into the best way to get there - there are guided tours there for around $30 each which we considered but they all seemed to also visit the selangor pewter factory / batik factory which we did not want to see (and we didn't realise that taxi would be even cheaper - see next sentence). The hotel (Shangri... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the 'must do' sights in KL but be warned, it's a fair trek up and down the 272 steps so you need to be fairly fit - especially when you factor in the temperature and humidity. We took regular stops on the way but a word of warning; Although the Maccaque monkeys sitting on the rails... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Batu Caves is a limestone outcrop located just north of Kuala Lumpur. Its main attraction is the large statue of Lord Murugan at the entrance, and a steep 272 climb up its steps. Beware of the naughty monkeys though!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely worth the climb up the 270 steps. The caves and cavities inside are huge and you cant really appreciate the size looking form the bottom. Interesting cultural experience to see the locals and some of the local traditions.

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Tehran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed 4 days in Kuala lampur and Batu cave was on top of my visited place. It has 3 hindu temles and you can see their culture there. Monkeys are also one of the attractions of Batu caves which are everywhere. Consequently,it is a must to see in Kuala. You can go there easily with metro and you need... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The natural wonder of these caves is quite spectacular, especially in the context of how easy they are to get to. Add to this some fantastic cultural architecture and a slightly reverent awe in the temples and temple caves, the joy of ballsy macaques in a space popular with tourists, and finally a large cave filled with 200,000 bats ...... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The batu caves has become a rite of passage if you're in KL. It's worth visiting, all caves are free and there's also other touristy traps you can pay for like an aviary. Get the train here it's so much cheaper than taxi/tour bus. Monkeys are everywhere, pigeons and the odd chicken.

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