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.
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.
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.