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Batu cave (Hindu temple), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 
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Distance from city center: 5.8mi
alvingb's pictureby alvingb History & Culture travel tip
added on the 27th of April, 2011
The Hindu temple in Batu cave is very popular among both the locals especially Hindus and also the tourist. This is a great place to understand the culture, traditions and the religious aspects of the Hindus in Malaysia. People from all over the world come here to give their prayers and offerings at this place. This place is known for its statue of the Hindu God Murugan which stands at about 42.7meters. To reach the temple one has to walk up 272 steps.
The tip here is to bring water with you as walking up the flight of stairs can be exhausting. Furthermore another tip here is to beware of Monkeys that maybe roaming around the temple. The monkeys can be aggressive and grab your food if they know that you are carrying food around. Thus do hide edible things in your bag.

Address:

2 Blocks north of Chinatown on Petaling Street

Price:
Entrance Fee: Free


Opening Hours:
Daily from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm


How to get there:
Take Rapid KL Bus from Pasar Seni. Journey time about 45 minutes. Cost RM2.

By taxi will cost you around RM20 per taxi from KL.

You may go by KTM Commuter trains soon when the station at Batu Caves opens. Cost about RM2.


On the web:
http://www.batucaves.com/

 
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