Batu Caves is a an iconic and popular tourist attraction in Selangor.
Site of a Hindu temple and shrine, Batu Caves attracts thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam.
A limestone outcrop located just north of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves has three main caves featuring temples and Hindu shrines.
Its main attraction is the large statue of the Hindu God at the entrance, besides a steep 272 climb up its steps to finally view the stunning skyline of the city centre.
Monkeys frolic around the caves, and it is a popular spot for rock climbing enthusiasts. Paintings and scenes of Hindu Gods can also be seen in the Ramayana Cave.
Batu Caves is a place where you should not miss on your next visit to Malaysia!
Don’t rush up the 272 steps to the caves. Take your time to enjoy the view, and don’t forget to bring some shade!
How to get there
Intrakota bus No. 11 or 11D from the Bangkok Bank bus stop at Jalan Tun H.S.Lee in the heart of KL. Although it is best to take a taxi to this destination as the bus trip takes a long time.
Kuala Lumpur – your base for this destination – offers a full range of accommodation, from basic backpacker’s hostels to 5-star hotels.