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Batu Caves, Selangor – Limestone Caves & Hindu Temples

Batu Caves, Selangor is one of the top attractions in Selangor. Its address is Batu Caves, Sri Subramaniam Temple, Selangor  68100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a series of limestone caves the surrounds a limestone hill. It is about 100m tall and 400m long. Discovered in 1892, the limestones that form the caves are said to be 400 million years old.

Batu Caves, Selangor

Batu Caves, Selangor

Batu Caves, Selangor is also home to one of the most famous Hindu temples outside India. The biggest temple also referred to as Temple Cave is the most popular stop within the Batu Caves complex. At the foot of the Temple Cave, stands a 42.7-metre tall statue of Lord Murugan. It is the tallest Lord Murugan statue in the world. Visitors must climb a steep flight of 272 steps to reach the Temple Cave. For those who took the hike, you rewarded with the stunning skyline of the city centre.

Lord Murugan, Batu Caves, Selangor

Lord Murugan, Batu Caves, Selangor

Thaipusam at Batu Caves, Selangor

Thaipusam at the Batu Caves is a festival that attracts thousands of worshippers and tourists from around Malaysia. The procession begins at the Sri Mariamman Temple in KL city centre. Thousands of devotees will carry Kavadis on their shoulders and walk towards the Batu Caves. They will arrive at the caves in the early hours next morning. Celebration with music will commence. The festival typically attracts more than one million people, making it one of the largest religious festival in the world.

Thaipusam, Batu Caves, Selangor

Thaipusam, Batu Caves, Selangor

Batu Caves, Selangor is a place that you should not miss on your next visit to Malaysia! Love the Batu Caves? We found four other nature sites with its unique features for the nature lovers. Take a look at the Take a look at Pulau Ketam, the Paya Indah Wetland, the Kanching Falls and the Broga Hill to find out more about each place!

Photos credit: Asia Web Direct