Batu Caves

Another popular tourist place in Kuala Lumpur are the Batu Caves. Located just 11 kms away from the city, the caves are known to have a 100-year-old temple inside. It’s an important religious place of worship for many Hindus but what’s interesting is that the limestone formations around the temple, the actual caves are supposed to be around 400 million years old. Batu caves are comprised of three big caves and several smaller ones. The largest of the big caves is called Cathedral Cave and has a 100-metre-high arched ceiling, under which there are several Hindu shrines. There are two other cave temples as well – Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave, where there are several Hindu statues and paintings. During the Hindu festival of Thaipusam, thousands of devotees arrive here for a colourful and intense celebration. Reaching the top of the cave, one has to complete an arduous climb of 272 steps.

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