Kuala Lumpur - Batu Caves

 

The Batu Caves or 10th Hill is the sight of a Hindu Temple and Shrine located in Selangor, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur.  

The Caves are in the 10th limestone Hill from Kuala Lumpur and derive their name from a nearby river.

There are 3 main Caves within the Hill which feature Hindu temples and shrines.  You will have to climb 272 steep steps to reach them. 
The monkeys can be a good distraction as they frolic around the steps.

A prominent feature at the entrance of the caves is the gigantic golden statue of the Hindu God, Murugan.  It stands over 42 meters tall.

The caves also has Rock Climbing for enthusiasts.  You will have to book with a private company.

Address Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia
Admission Fee Free
Getting There Take the KTM Kommuter train from KL Sentral to the Batu Cave Station
Recommendation • There are many wild monkeys in the area.  Be aware and make sure not to eat anything around them.  They are not afraid of humans and won't hesitate to steal anything they perceive as food.

• There is a dress code for women- no shorts or skirts above the knees.  You can rent a Pario (sarong) for RM 3.00 or you can just bring your own sarong to wrap around you.

• Wear good shoes and bring water as you will be climbing up 272 steep stairs. 
Website  Informative Website for Batu Caves