Batu Caves

JUNE 17, 2012
DAY TWELVE

Our first stop of the day is to the Batu Caves. A limestone hill containing a series of caves and cave temples. It is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India. The biggest, called the Cathedral Cave or Temple Cave, has a 100 meter high ceiling. To reach it, visitors must climb 272 rather steep steps. At the base of the steps stands a 140 foot high statue of Murugan, the Hindu deity.

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234, 235, 236…..

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Inside the Temple Cave.

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And did I mention the monkeys? The Batu Caves are known for their numerous monkeys who greet visitors, sometimes by stealing their food and drinks.

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We linger at the base of the cave, which is quite crowded, but full of interesting sites and people.

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