Landmark Kuala Lumpur: Caves Batu
Caves Batu are located on the edge of Kuala Lumpur, in the northern part of it, in a cliff from limestone. The age of caves formed by naturally has about 400 million years. They were found only in the XIX century. Vaults whose height comes to a hundred meters, partially collapsed, forming peculiar solar wells. Floors and ceilings Caves fused with huge stalactites and stalagmites.
Inside the caves, Batu is a Hindu temple complex, recognized by one of the most significant places of worship of followers of this religion outside India. The temple is lined up for private funds and is dedicated to the Murugan deity, Son of Shiva, very revered among Tamilov. The complex takes three major caves and slightly smaller in size. The most famous and spacious – temple, open to visit everyone. Below is a dark cave stretched almost two kilometers (you can only get here for a special resolution). The third of the caves – the art cave, where you can admire bright sculptures and frescoes on mythological plots. To see all this, visitors should rise to the temple of 272 steps. Under the hill, the temple has a huge statue of the Murugan height of 43 meters.
In the cave Batu every year during the celebration of Taipasam brought from the temple of Sri Mahamariamman the statue of Murugan. The lush and solemn procession accompanies the statue that is carried in a silver chariot with 240 bells. At this time (January-February) in the temple complex can be at the same time hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from all over the country.
To enter the cave, you need to go past a huge statue of Murugan and overcome 272 steps
Inside the main cave Batu
Working hours: daily from 7:00 to 21:00
Ticket price: is free
Address: Jalan Batu Caves, 68100 Jalan Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia