{kuala lumpur} up to temple cave

October 25, 2016

Not far outside of Kuala Lumpur is Batu Caves. It’s not a surpise that the cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, because there is a huge Indian population in Malaysia and religion in general is huge in this country. The caves are dedicated to Lord Murugan and super important when it comes to the Hindu festival of Thaipusam in the country of Malaysia.

These limstone caves were relatively easy to get to even though they are located outside of KL. Once there, you have to be up for the challenge of getting up to the caves because it requires a 272-step climb to get to the main temple cave. Guarding the caves is the world’ largest statue of Lord Murugan, and let me tell you, this statue is huge.

There’s more than just the statue to admire though because on the way up the steps, you can literally run into monkeys who clearly own the place and are not afraid of tourists or worshipers. It’s all worth it though once you’re inside the main limestone temple cave and once your eyes adjust to the dimly lit shrine inside.

Read about our other Malaysian adventures: a tunnel through timetemple colorsgereja st georgehidden cakes @ china housejetty villagelocal hawker eatstemple lanternsmansion that’s blueup to penang hillsights atop penang hilltemple atop penang hillblack-domed mosqueincensekek lok si is pure bliss, part 1kek lok si is pure bliss, part 2red christ churcheating jonker streetreflectionkampung mortenup to st. paul’s hillinteractive street artview from the waterisland lovethe twinsmasjid negaraall islamic artmarket browsingmenaramasjid jamekbatu’s ramayana

A cave-like photo adventure:

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One Response to “{kuala lumpur} up to temple cave”

  1. annalice said

    wow this is beautiful!! i dont like monkeys though…

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