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Reviewed yesterday

I've been to other temples in Thailand etc, this was very lackluster. The highlight was the colourful steps only to take pics. The general feeling was not very sacred and the aggressive monkeys everywhere was a turn off. Also the paid bathrooms were messy and disgusting... On the other hand, the stalls selling coconuts and souvenirs as well as the henna lady were all good.

Thank AliSeaAhh
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Reviewed yesterday

One of largest Cave temples in Malaysia. Packed with a million devotees during the Thaipusam Festival in January or February (celebrated on the full moon of the tamil Month of Thai) each year. There are more than 200 steps to climb up to the cave temple. Recently a massive statue has been added in front of the cave.

Thank FaizalP61
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Can't go to KL and not make a stop here. If you take a taxi, there is a 2RM fee for the vehicle.

Besides the main temple, there are also places to eat and buy souvenirs on the grounds. There is even a convenience store to buy cold drinks and ice cream.

The climb is a bit steep but just take your time and rest along the way on the provided landings. Once you make it to the top, it will be a bit cooler inside since you are at a limestone cave. But if you are sensitive to the smell of incense, then quickly move further into the cave. There is also a small stand to but drinks, souvenirs, and offerings but I would assume it would be more expensive at the top as there is no way to bring goods up but the stairs.

Once at the top, there is another set of stairs to bring you to another temple a little deeper. You're already here so might as well go, its not that hard. But do watch out for the water dripping from the ceiling. I assume its clean but can be surprising if you don't expect it.

Once back down, be careful if you have any plastic bags with food in it as the monkeys have been known to snatch them from your hand. There are local snacks to be found if you want to try them.

One hour should be plenty of time for this place

Thank JeromeDZ
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Besides the Hindu temple with monkey allover the place, I highly recommend this educational cave exploration. It is a well-organized 1.5 hours tour with lots of information and knowledge about the fragile eco-system. Each of us got a flash light as we walked about 800mts deep inside the cave which it is totally dark. Our tour guide is very professional.

Thank Coastal39434182248
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Batu Caves is located up north of Kuala Lumpur. Take the train at KL Central Station, it was a little confusing where to get tickets and the platform, do ask locals or the info both for trip timing, about every 30mins interval going to Batu Caves. The experience was amazing, it’s a series of caves. Take more selfies, groupies! Get ready for ascending and descending, more steps and more steps. Explore different cave levels, you’ll be enchanted. Dress code must be observed - not too short, shorts. You can buy souvenirs at the site. Do watch out for monkeys by the way!

Thank Jong_Koi
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I dont know why people go to this place thinking it is another notch on their tourist calendar. This place is a hindu temple in an ancient setting. The place will be spoilt if it was renovated or transferred into the 21st century, some things should just be kept as they have been. I did find it easier to climb up the many stairs compared to almost falling over coming back down. The monkeys draw a lot of attention but they are cheeky. I recommend taking a taxi/Grab, the commuter from KL can be upto 2 hours because the trains are not very well timed and there are delays on the route. The trains are not good for families as ample space tends to be in the ladies only section.

Thank kal77uk
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

New look in 2018. This is my 2nd times to visit this place, first time was 2017. The color rainbow staircase make here "alive". Amazing trip.

Thank KokWenFeng
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Batu Caves is now refurbished with colorful stairs.
It looks like rainbow when you see it from far.
Morning visit will be a better choice, to avoid yourself from the hot sun.
Always crowded at here, for locals or tourist.
Be careful for the monkeys, keep you food otherwise they might grab it from you.
It was ok for that actually but if you climbing up the stairs, please avoid this to prevent accident happen

Thank KenCham_94
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Reviewed 3 days ago

How to get there: head to KL Sentral and take the train that goes to Batu Caves. Since it is far from the city, the trains have certain schedules and you may have to wait for some time till the train comes.

It is a Hindi cave temple in Gombak, Selangor. You are greeted by the a tall gold plated statue of Murugan then a series of stairs and monkeys running up and down the stairs. As long as you don't feed them , carry water bottles or wear something flashy such as sun glasses then you are ok. If you climb the stairs and reach midway, on your left will be the Dark Caves. You can pay a fee and take a tour to see the nocturnal animals. Climb more stairs and you can enter the cave and see the temple and all the colourful statues that are carved in the cave and of course more monkeys!
There are plenty of stalls at the bottom if you need to buy food or drinks. I suggest you carry a water bottle with you to stay hydrated.

Entrance is free.

Thank Romaica
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit in Kuala Lumpur! You can either go by bus, train, taxi or with a private tour.
There are a lot of steps, there are some shops in the cave and monkeys!
There is also the cave of life on top and in the entrance you can find a lot of vegetarian restaurants

Thank Pinfli
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