Saturday, August 6, 2011

Batu Caves

Kristina's relatives from England Ming and her children Leo and Sophia had in fact visited Batu Caves before  their visit to Petronas Twin Towers and KLCC.

Batu Caves is a famous tourist destination and landmark of Kuala Lumpur. The Thaipusam festival which is held there annually attracts not only thousands of devotees but also tens of thousands of tourists, both local and foreign.

Batu Caves is a limestone hill that that houses several different caves, the largest being the Cathedral or Temple Cave. This cave has a roof at about 100m and houses a Hindu shrine.

To reach it, you have to climb 272 steps leading into the Temple Cave.

In 2006, the construction of a golden Lord Muruga statute was completed and unveiled. The statute stands at 42.7m or 140 feet high and is the tallest Lord Muruga statue in the world.

At Batu Caves. Note The Lord Muruga Statue Lording Over The Place. Pic Courtesy Jackie
Another Section Of Batu Caves. Pic Kristina
Section Of The 272 Steps Leading Into The Cave. Pic Kristina
At Entrance To Cave. Pic Kristina

Stalactites And Stalagmites In The Cave. Pic Kristina
Offering Prayers At Shrine In Temple Cave. Pic Courtesy Jackie
Temple At Base Of Batu Caves. Pic Kristina
Plants At A Gate At Foot Of Batu Caves. Pic Kristina
Tourists At Base Of Batu Caves. Pic Kristina
Another View Of Lord Muruga  And The 272 Steps To Temple Cave. Pic Jackie
Leo Enjoying A Cold Drink At A Shop At Batu Caves. Pic Kristina
Sophia Enjoying Shaved Ice. Pic Kristina

2 comments:

  1. And those 272 steps are pretty steep - difficult walking both up and down! We were joined by a few monkeys when we made our descent a number of years ago!

    Duncan In Kuantan

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  2. Yes, these are quite a lot of steps to climb, Duncan. The monkeys can be a nuisance. Just ignore them, but be careful if you are carrying something like a bag.

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