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|