Batu Caves, Malaysia

I’ve been in Malaysia 5 times since 2009. I’ve always been in the city of Kuala Lumpur, while being lost in the city’s malls and famous attractions, I never get the chance to visit other interesting places. Well, that’s how business trips go, you spend more time inside buildings than under the sun. But even though I am in Malaysia most of the time for work, I can squeeze in some play in my schedule. So with a colleague, off we went to Batu Cave. It’s one of those places while remotely located is very accessible from the city.

KL Sentral to Batu Caves is about 30 minutes by KTM Komuter
KL Sentral to Batu Caves is about 30 minutes by KTM Komuter
Inside the train
Inside the train

Lord Marugan Temple or Batu Cave is a Hindu Temple in Gombok District, about 13 kilometers from KL. A train from KL Sentral will take you to Batu Cave in 30 minutes.

Entering the area from the station, you’ll find a huge Hanuman Statue. There are hungry macaques ready to snatch any plastic you’re holding, so be very careful.

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Hanuman Statue

The Batu caves is a limestone hill with cave temples. It is a place of worship for Hindus. It’s proximity to the city makes it a popular pilgrimage site for Hindus specially during Hindu holidays and festivals.

Marugan Statue in front of the entrance to the caves.
Marugan Statue in front of the entrance to the caves.

 

 

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