The 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 (Stone River), which flows past the hill. It is the tenth (Pattu in Tamil) limestone hill from Ampang. Batu Caves is also the name of a nearby village.
The caves are dedicated to Lord Murugan and an imposing 47 meter high golden statue in his honour stands at the foot of the 272 stairs.
The Temple Cave’s ceiling is 100 meters high with holes in the rock illuminating the massive cave below. Beneath the Temple Cave is Dark Cave which is not open to the public without permission from the Malaysian Nature Society.
The Art Gallery and Museum caves are at the bottom of the staircase and are filled with paintings depicting scenes from Hindu tradition and statues of Hindu deities.
The Batu Caves serve as the focus of the Hindu community’s yearly Thaipusam Festival. They have become a pilgrimage site not only for Malaysian Hindus, but Hindus worldwide, from countries such as India, Australia and Singapore.
Tours and Tickets to The Batu Caves
Enjoy the countryside landscapes and handicraft tour by leave the streets of Malaysia’s capital city from Kuala Lumpur. Visit one of the nation’s most beloved shrines, The Batu Caves. You can join or conduct a private tour with your family or group of friends.
The private trip to The Batu Caves usually started from the hotel in Kuala Lumpur where you will be picked up by a tour guide.
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