Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu (Batu River), which flows past the hill and also it is the tenth (Pattu in Tamil) limestone hill from Ampang. Batu Caves is also the name of a nearby village.
The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, and is dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia. [Source]
This place will literally take your breath away… because you have to go through 272 daunting steps in order to reach the Temple Complex. Exhausted but I braved the long and steep climb to the top.
beautiful photos Joy, good that you’re able to see the temple up! in my case, i accompanied my mother who can’t go upstairs while the husband went together with my siblings and father. I remember the monkeys! gosh, i’m scared, haha
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The monkeys were really scary, I’m afraid too that they will snatched something from me and I can’t retrieved it anymore hahaha. The place is good for a single visit, just to see it up close but I have no plans of going back. 🙂