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Review of Batu Caves

Batu Caves
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: These impressive limestone caves are also used for Hindu festivals and pilgrimages.
Reviewed December 29, 2012

it's one of those places that once you go there once, there's no need to visit it again for a second time..

the cost of transportation to get there is cheap. from KL Sentral you just need to take the KTM(Komuter Train) to Batu Caves.. make sure to go to the correct Platform because you might get onboard a train going to a different place.. that happened to my friends.. fare from KL Sentral to Batu Caves costs 1rm and going back from Batu Caves to KL Sentral is 2rm.. not sure why the fare is different but i dont mind since its cheap..

once you get there you will see many vendors along the way selling cheap jewelries, water, food, food for the monkeys (there are lots of monkeys in the cave) and henna tattoo service..

its better to get here early, before 10am or late in the afternood around 3pm when the sun is not that hot.. since the stairs is facing the sun and you'll surely get toasted once you start trekking to the cave through the stair.. its 200++ steps to reach to the top so make sure to bring water, towels, umbrella, hat or anything that can guard you against the sun..

it was quite a trip we had seeing temples, ceremonies, inside of the cave and getting a glimpse of the Dark Cave.. the place stinks literally maybe because of the monkeys and bird poops but try breathing through your mouth and you'll be fine.. :)

2  Thank sakura_shady
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

We took the very modern train from KL Sentral to Batu Caves which is the end of the line. It is very cheap - about $1 each return. Batu Caves are only about 5-10 minute walk away. There is a huge statue of the Hindu god Murugan at the base of the steps and the caves are about 270 steps up the hill. The steps are quite steep so it can be a bit of an effort going up them especially on hot days.

The caves have various ornate Hindu shrines to admire and plenty of animal life in the form of pigeons, monkeys, a few chickens and a rooster. The monkeys seemed to be the big attraction for most tourists some of whom were doing stupid things trying to get close-up pictures of them.

Allow about 2.5 hours for the train to/from KL Sentral and time spent at the Caves.

4  Thank RealSydneySwan
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Batu Caves is said to be around 400 million years old. Some of the cave entrances were used as shelters by the indigenous Temuan people. Wooden steps up to the Temple Cave were built in 1920 and were replaced by 272 concrete steps. Apart from viewing the great temple, it will be a good opportunity to exercise walking up and down the stairs.

2  Thank hnlchan
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

I was pretty impressed by the amazing sigts of the cave. The temple inside the cave is superb and the view in afternoon inside the cave is just mind blowing. if you are nature enthusiast you can visit the dark caves at the side of the temple, however its very very dark and you should have a group of 8 and time of 3-4 hours in hand to njoy it.

its a very well maintained tourist place with all facilities witin the compound.

Thank Ankur G
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Very easy to get to by the very cheap and efficient trains. The Hindu temples are very peaceful and the caves are very impressive and worth the run up the steps.

Thank Ian_the_Squid
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