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Batu Caves

Batu Caves

Stalagmites and stalactites festoon the interior of these impressive limestone caves together with the Hindu shrines that honour their deities. The caves were discovered by the American explorer William Hornaby in 1881 but have since become associated with the celebration of Thaipusam, a three-day religious festival during January/February. Thousands of devotees flock to the caves during the festival to pay penance and undergo rites of self-flagellation that are fascinating to observe. The largest of the caves, Temple Cave is reached by climbing 272 steps to its entrance from which a path leads to Museum Cave - housing a dazzling display of ornamental religious art. There is a clear view from the top to the Subramaniam Swamy Temple, set within a large cave that extends for 262 feet (80m). Onsite companies offer rock-climbing opportunities as well.


Website: www.virtualmalaysia.com/destination/batu%20caves.html
Transportation: There are regular trains from Kuala Lumpur Station costing RM 1.50 each way, and buses 11 or 11D leave from Pudu Raya Bus Terminal
Admission: A small entrance fee is charged

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