Kuala Lumpur – Batu Cave

Kuala Lumpur – Batu Cave

Malaysia is a Muslim predominant Malay population with a quarter Chinese and a tenth of Indians. This melding of culture and cuisines explains why their food is so tasty. It also gives you a city with interesting sights and sounds. Hearing the call to prayer in Istanbul is a matter of fact, but hearing the call to prayer while standing outside a restaurant in Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur is both discombobulating and yet beautiful at the same time. Having already visited Chinatown, and admired Islamic architecture, we had one more site to see – the Hindu temple in Batu Cave.

Getting to Batu Cave is pretty straightforward. Take the 30-minute KTM Komuter ride from KL Sentral to the last stop, and the temple complex is right outside the train station.

The 50-ft tall Hanuman – the monkey god, representing power and strength, stands right outside the train station. The Ramayana Cave is in the background.
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Cave Villa sits at the base of Batu Cave.
The 140-ft Lord Murugan statue stands next to a colorful flight of 272 concrete steps leading up into the cave.
Slow and steady wins the race.
A long-tailed macaque clutching a prized coconut . Feeding these wild animals is not allowed.
But some tourists fail to heed the warnings.
The Temple Cave is large enough to fit a Hindu shrine with room to spare.
The main temple is up the second set of stairs.
The cave would be a serene place if not for all the humans and the 2 resident roosters.

Like our previous sojourns, this was a quick in-and-out. Had it not been for the heat, I would have lingered a bit more to take in all the colors.

2 thoughts on “Kuala Lumpur – Batu Cave

  1. We went here too on our Malaysia tour – isn’t it an unusual place. Those touristy looking restaurants around the entrance are actually really good, we discovered to our surprise. But the climb up the colourful steps and the experience of walking inside the cave shrine really is terrific.

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