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Reviewed October 1, 2014

A cultural place close to the centre of Kuala Lumbur.If you have time and you like places with relegion,culture and nature is the place to go.
You can spend time also with friendly monkeys that use to live there and if you are like caves and spiders its a must see place next to big cave that you should visit.
dont forget to eat at the local restaurants to gain a unique experience...

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank george d
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Reviewed September 30, 2014

Batu Caves are amazing. Built in the 1880s it was an amazing feat to build 272 steps up the side of a hill by hand. You can take the local train there for 4RM return and the trains are very clean and modern. It is about 25 minutes from KL Sentral. The Caves are right next to the station and you are greeted with a most impressive golden statue before making the climb to the top. Please remember it is a religious site and should always be treated that way.
It is advisable not to take food as the monkeys are very bold and will steal it from you or your bag! Take your camera and a bottle of water and start climbing, it is well worth it!

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank Tiki1962
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Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were really looking forward to visiting Batu Caves as we missed it on our last visit and it is a very dramatic and pretty unique setting for a temple. It is definitely worth the climb both for the views in the caves and out towards the city. However the site is completely ruined by the proliferation of rubbish wherever you look. Aside from the monkeys no one should be excused from taking their trash back down with them that way the authorities area not faced with the immense problem of shifting a mountainous pile of detritus.

On the other extreme the Eco Team who are running the Dark Cave Tours could not be more respectful of the environment. We lucked upon this attraction by chance and were so pleased that our trip started late as otherwise we would have missed out. Our guide was brilliant and we were fascinated by the micro environment of the cave and the research being carried out there. Highly recommended - whoever said 'as boring as bat s**t' has certainly never visited Batu.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank PerthSquirrel
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Reviewed September 30, 2014

The stairs werent the issue at all even for our two children. They enjoyed the challenge. However do ensure that any girl over the age of 10 has a long skirt or scarf. No short shorts or skimpy clothing is allowed and not hat we had to but I am pretty sure the stalls selling the silk shawls would be making a mint. Try and get an understanding of the culture to fully understand their traditions.

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank Kat19761
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Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very impressive Hindu temple on the edge of KL. It is easily accessible by Metro. There is a steep climb up stairs to the temple, but almost everyone can make it with a few rest stops. Lots of restaurants and shops at the bottom. This is a must for a visit to KL.

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank Kirk W
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