Travelling Kuala Lumpur ...visit the Batu Caves!

Whilst travelling throughout South East Asia, we were informed by the lovely locals about some caves situated in Kuala Lumpur. However these were no ordinary caves. These caves were a place of natural beauty, where the Hindu people went to worship their gods. 

Filled with a combination of tourists and religious descendents, together we all embarked on the walk up the  300 red and white striped steps. This journey could not have been made any more amazing, as you are also joined with wild monkeys, who brought pure happiness to all people around them ( even though the do get a little cheeky and steal things from you)

Travel Information: What are the Batu Caves?

When reading up on a little information we found that:

"Batu Caves is a limestone hill, which has a series of caves and cave temples, located in Gombak district, 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows past the hill. Batu Caves is also the name of the nearby village.

The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia.

The limestone forming 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 (a tribe of Orang Asli).Source Wikipedia. 

For me this day was truly amazing and something I would advice any one to visit. The combination of stunning limestone, golden statues and wild monkeys really make it a great day out. We were staying at a great hostel in Kuala Lumpur near the China Town area and our taxi driver was very friendly and helpful. 

He charged us around £2.00 for a 45 minute journey and was even kind enough to wait for us (with no extra charge) and charged us the same price back. He was a joyful man who spoke good English and told us about his daughter attending university in America. 

The people of Kuala Lumpur are very friendly and kind, however you must always watch out for the odd sneaky few. 

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