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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Batu Cave, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Introduction:
Batu Cave Sri Subramaniam Temple (Tamil: பத்து மலை)  is located at the Gombak district about 12km away from Kuala Lumpur. The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia. There is 270 steps of staircase to the cave, beware of the monkey, they are aggressive and  might rob your belongings . Inside the cave (natural chamber) is where the temple located, bright light pass through the top opening of the cave. There is some stalls selling souvenirs and drink in the cave. At the entrance there is hundreds or thousands of pigeon  around the ground waiting for people to feed them foods. Its a worth visit place in Kuala Lumpur.


Attraction:
Hindu Temple, religious place, monkey, cave, limestone 

Contacts:
Address: Jalan Batu Caves, 68100 Jalan Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone: 016-333-7328

Admission Fees:
Admission is free but if you go by car there is RM2 parking fees.

Map:

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References:

Murugan statue at the entrance of Batu Cave
the magnificent light from the top of Batu Cave
the staircases 
beware of monkey 

The natural chamber of Batu Cave
The light lighting up the cave


limestone in Batu Cave
the temple in Batu Cave
limestone in Batu Cave
limestone in Batu Cave
The stalls which selling souvenir and drinks
view from Batu Cave
monkeys with baby
The cave entrance
pigeon waiting for foods
me and iggy



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