JUNE 17, 2012
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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Inside the Temple Cave.
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.
We linger at the base of the cave, which is quite crowded, but full of interesting sites and people.