Batu Caves, Malaysia

In April 2013 we met our friends, Michelle & Jeff and Vicki & Amir, in Kuala Lumpur for a little sightseeing and eating.

One of our adventures was to the Batu Caves, just 7 miles north of the city.


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Batu Caves is a limestone hill with several caves, Hindu shrines, and temples.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The caves are dedicated to Lord Murugan and a 154 foot high golden statue stands in his honor.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

There are 272 steps to the top.

And you won’t be walking them alone.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

But don’t worry, the monkeys are harmless and fun to watch.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

At the top of the steps, is the Cathedral Cave also known as the Temple Cave.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

It is the largest of the cave temples.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Batu Caves are a short drive from Kuala Lumpur and are definitely worth a visit.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Give yourself about 2 hours to take it all in.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The limestone caves are impressive, the monkeys are amusing, the statues are majestic, and the steps to the top. . .

Will cancel out all of the calories you ate that day.

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