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#7 of 162 Places To Visit in Kuala Lumpur
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Sri Subramaniam Temple, Selangor 68100, Malaysia
entry fee
No entry fee
All days of the week
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
visit duration
3 to 4 hours

how to reach batu caves

Batu Caves can be easily reached by Komuter train using the Batu Caves-Port Klang Route, costing RM 2 for a one-way journey from KL Sentral. They can also be reached by bus 11/11d from Bangkok Bank Terminus (Near to Puduraya Terminus) or bus U6 from Titiwangsa.

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about batu caves

Discovered by William Hornaday about a hundred and twenty years ago, Batu Caves might have a spooky feel for some, and a retreat of peace and calm for others. Accessible by a flight of about 272 steps, these caves are a test of grit for all.

The base of the hill has two other cave temples, namely the Art Gallery Cave and Temple Cave, both full of Hindu paintings and statues. If you're not from a Hindu Background, you can opt for a audio tour for a lowdown on all the caves and their mythologies. The Murugan Statue here was completed only in 2006 and stands as the tallest Murugan Statue in the world.

The Ramayana Cave situated at the sheer end of the cave is a depiction of the story of Lord Rama, as is believed through the popular mythology of the Ramayana. Situated at the extreme left corner of the cave, the rock cuts and surfaces of the cave, tell the story of Lord Rama, his exile from his kingdom and his journey therefrom.

The other important aspect that is worth noting here is the 50 foot tall statue of Hanuman, Lord Rama's primary aide and friend who stands tall, as a symbol of protecting the cult that is Lord Rama himself. The Ramayana comes alive as a thorough depiction in the Batu Caves in Malaysia

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Moith V Krishnan
Moith V Krishnan
must go places for Indians and travellers across globe
Jun 20 2014
The first place that I visited in KUL was Batu Caves, to describe the place, it is a temple for which you have to take 100 or more stairs to move up and then enter to the cave, the more you move up on stairs, the more monkeys you will see around you. ...... read more