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Home > Kuala Lumpur Attraction > Batu Caves

batu caves

:: First discovered over 100 years ago
:: Only 13 kilometres north of the city Kuala Lumpur.
:: You must be climbed rock stairs with 272 steps to reach the cave.
:: Free to enter but not for the Dark Cave. A permission from the Malaysian Nature Society is necessary to visit.
:: Its open to public at all year daily from 9.00am until 4:30pm.
Every year, on Thaipusam in the tenth month of the Hindu calendar (mostly the end of January). As many as 800,000 devotees and other visitors may throng the caves. As a form of penance or sacrifice, many of them carry kavadis. These are large, brightly decorated frameworks, usually combined with various metal hooks and skewers which are used to pierce the skin, cheeks and tongue.

By doing this penance they want  expect some favors from their Gods.
Batu Caves is consist of three main caves and several small caves.
 
1)
Temple Cave or Cathedral Cave is biggest of the caves and best known. The ceiling is 100 m above ground and this huge chamber is lighted by daylight from several holes in the ceiling. At the end of the caves you can see the bright sky, when you look above you. As the name suggests, this cave contains several shrines, and the Sir Sri Subramania Swamy Temple, visited by many devotees..
 
2)
Dark Cave is below Temple Cave. The 2000 m long cave contains a large number of endemic cave animals. They make two different spelunking tours, which are held daily after advance booking. The short tour requires good shoes and physical fitness. The long tour is a real spelunking tour and requires a change of clothes and shoes
 
3)
Gallery Cave at the foot of the steps to Temple Cave contains an art gallery. There are statues and wall paintings showing scenes from Hindu mythology.
       

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