Visiting The Batu Caves
The Batu Caves are an increasingly popular place with worldwide visitors, just outside of Kuala Lumpur. Its access is now very easy, as KTM trains link directly Kuala Lumpur Sentral to the Batu Caves Station.
The caves have become a must-see for anyone spending a bit of time in Kuala Lumpur, don’t miss them! They are huge caves, and some of them has been chosen to build Hindu temples.
When you arrive at the caves, you will be welcome by a huge golden statue of Murugan, an Hindu deity, and 272 stairs to climb! Be careful of the monkeys, they like to steal stuff from people, but they are really fun to watch.
At the top of the stairs, you can feel the atmosphere of the temple but above all you are astonished by the immensity of this cave. Its height is really impressive. Go check out the panorama and see it for yourself!
This cave is also an immersion in the Hindu culture with many statues.
After crossing this first cave, some more stairs are awaiting you to get to an amazing “natural well”, a cave with an open ceiling. A small but pretty Hindu temple has been built there, with the typical features such as a small gopuram (the pyramid shaped part on the roof with many statues). Again, this mix of natural beauty of the place and spirituality of the temples make it quite unique and worth seeing.
So what is there to remember from these caves. Well, what stuck me the most really is the natural site itself, with this immense first cave and then the natural well. But I would say that this site is very well chosen for these Hindu temples, with sometimes the sun rays of the sun filtering through the caves, adding some special atmosphere to this spiritual place.