Die Batu Caves (zusammengesetzt aus malaiisch batu ‚Stein‘ und englisch caves ‚Höhlen‘) sind Kalksteinhöhlen rund 15 Kilometer nördlich der malaysischen Hauptstadt Kuala Lumpur und beherbergen mehrere Hindu-Tempel. Ein in der Nähe gelegenes Dorf trägt denselben Namen. Beide erhielten ihn vom Fluss Batu (malaiisch Sungai Batu), der an dem kleinen Kalksteinmassiv vorbeifließt.
Definitely worth going to. The cave is impressive, and the innermost temple area with the "hole" on the ceiling is really a lovely sight. There are even monkeys on that area and they climb up and down the hole. Remember, don't smile at them. Before the caves, there's also a lot to enjoy. Lots of food stalls outside that carry local delicacies for a decent price. Yum. Then there's the feeding area for the pigeons which is also fun but you have to be careful as it's covered with bird poop. Yuk. Then there's the gigantic statue of the Hindu god of war (forgot the name). And the stairs just next to it. Climbing up the stairs isn't really as exhausting as I thought, as long as you take a breather every now and then, and there are areas in the stairs to do that. The stairs is a nice place for a photo op, and the view while climbing is also nice.
People come here mostly are for Pray, but it is worth to visit even you are not praying there. That big statue was so stunning and they also have caves you can explore. Prepare your stamina if you plan to explore the caves because two of them can be reach just through stepping up on stairs, many of stairs.
Batu caves is definitely worth a visit, not just for the amazing caves but also the interaction with the monkeys. You can buy some monkey nuts at the top for about £1 or 5 RM and feed the monkeys. They will take the nuts out of your hands. Never knew monkeys hands were so soft. Absolutely loved it.
Beautiful place. Must visit if you are in KL. Getting there is very easy from KL Central. Direct trains are there though not too frequent, so plan accordingly. Dress decently, but lightly as it's very warm and humid. The caves depicting Ramayana is awesome. The temple on the hilltop and the statue of Lord Subramanian are magnificent. The view from the temple, on the hilltop is breathtaking. Enjoy your trip.
really cool! Definitely worth climbing up to. Although, at the time that we went there was construction going on, on top of having the regular number of tourists. The monkeys are such fun watching. Beware...they'll take all your food and drinks. Hang on to what you have tightly!
Don't let the 272 steps scare you. I saw people of all ages, ethnicities making the journey. Mother's/Father's carrying babies and offerings. Very powerful. Very easy to get to and inexpensive. Highly recommend you not miss this. There is also the Dark Cave Tour. It is well worth the 35 RM. This was surreal, informative & moving. Might as well since you climbed all those stairs and it's cool inside the caves.
First of all, take your time to do this tour, don't be in a hurry. You could start with the gift shops at the bottom of the temple. Then be ready for lots of step-ups, there will be more than 250 steps. Watch out for the monkeys, they may grab your valuables, (glasses, mobiles, hats etc.) so make sure all the pockets on your bag are securely zipped. Lots of friendly pigeons. Don't forget to visit dark cave.
Very beautiful place very close to KL. Need to walk around 200 steps to see the beautiful caves. The temple at the top is closed from 1 to 4 pm. But the caves are open. Also there is a another cave adjacent to it where a small walking tour is available of 45 min. These are called the dark caves and one can see some rare birds and insects over here. Be careful of the monkeys.
Definitely a sight to see. Indian temple, built within a cave. 250+ steps to walk up to the temple main entrance, only to witness the majestic god. Totally worth the climb. Eateries around the area for those who have finished praying and would like to relax for a minute or 2. All in all, an amazing tourist attraction. Home to our Indian festival, Thaipusam.
Beautiful spot. 3 main reasons to visit the place. 1.Beautiful temple inside the cave. 2.Ramayana cave 3.Dark cave. Hindu temples and statues are very neat and they gets worshipped at certain time.. Most people skipped the Ramayana cave... don’t! It’s filled with neat statues that narrate the Ramayana. Plus, you’ll have the cave to yourself! dark cave is one to to see the creatures within, tours are 35 ringgits.Very nice place to seek blessings and enjoy the natural heaven.Also there are a lot of monkey with whom you can play with.Total of 272 steps which is easy to climb.Indian food are easily available punjabi,South Indian etc.
Beautiful spot. 3 main limestone with Hindu temples and statues. Most people skipped the Ramayana cave... don’t! It’s filled with neat statues that narrate the Ramayana. Plus, you’ll have the cave to yourself! Wish we had time to take the educational tour in the dark cave to see the creatures within, tours are 35 ringgits
Really enjoyed my experience and definitely will go again. Don't be intimidated by the steps. It is very doable, in fact: it is not that hard. It is just steep. A few things that could be improved is cleanliness and also restroom placement.
Lovely caves. No entrance fee to the main cave (which is still undergoing restoration). There is a dark caves tour offered for 35 RD/ adult which was great (our guide, Julianna was very funny and knowledgeable)! A second cave with lit up sculptures and displays had an entrance fee of 5 RD. It was very well maintained (also nice and cool inside) so I didn’t mind the small fee at all! Few hawkers in the area, which was refreshing. Overall a nice way to spend the afternoon.
Awesome place to explore for the day. You can take the metro there for a decent price. Loads of monkeys there when you arrive. Please don't feed them! Heaps of people feed them only to get photos with them. Once you start walking up the steps it will take some time. At least 20 minutes of straight stair master workout. Great view of the city at the top.
It's place for pray, so we must keep polite in this place. Good place for buy some souvenir, good quality and cheap. . But, when I visited there, there is reconstruction for some statue and temple, so that's little bit disturbed me for enjoy this place.
Nice to see the mix between a big city and the nature next door. I went up for a day trip to the famous cave. At first take a lot of water with you because it can be very hot! To get there is cheap you can use the train line. If you walking around make sure to hide your bag etc. -the monkeys are cheeky. There are two major caves the main cave will provide you some pants to cover your legs. If you made the way up you will have a nice view on KL. Enjoy your stay.
Went as part of an tour that included a trip to the Pewter factory and a craft market. The caves were great to look at but as a religious venue I was left disappointed. There were lots of people but it also looked like a building site. Lots of renovations going on. The steps are tough to make but well worth the effort. The view from the top is great. What for visitors that just stop on the stairs, turn around and take pictures. Can be dangerous. The trek down is steep but easier on the legs than the trek up. Watch out for the monkeys at the top. Well worth a visit. No cost to get in but a small charge to park a car. Only 15 minutes from the centre of KL.
Beautiful caves but under heavy construction as of July 2018. The largest cave is nice, but really be sure to go to the one tucked back to your left as you enter. The chariot being pulled by golden horses is your clue that it is something special. Pay the small entrance fee of a few dollars and see dozens of perfectly preserved and detailed religious statues with stories about their significance. One of the coolest stops for sure.