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Batu Caves

July 16, 2013

Batu Caves

and what's up in the 272 steps

Batu Caves, Malaysia

This was our last day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Since our flight back to Manila is at 12MN, we decided to check out of the hotel and leave our things at the reception and get them back at around 9PM. We checked out around 11AM and went straight to Batu Caves.

From Bukit Bintang, we rode the KL Monorail to KL Sentral Station. Then from KL Sentral Station, we rode KTM Komuter to Batu Caves Station.

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Batu Caves

Batu Caves is a an iconic and popular tourist attraction in Selangor.  

Site of a Hindu temple and shrine, Batu Caves attracts thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam.    

A limestone outcrop located just north of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves has three main caves featuring temples and Hindu shrines.    

Its main attraction is the large statue of the Hindu God at the entrance, besides a steep 272 climb up its steps to finally view the stunning skyline of the city centre.    

Monkeys frolic around the caves, and it is a popular spot for rock climbing enthusiasts. Paintings and scenes of Hindu Gods can also be seen in the Ramayana Cave.  

Batu Caves is a place where you should not miss on your next visit to Malaysia!

– from Visit Malaysia Website

Yes, we took the challenge of going through the 272 steps  of Batu Caves. It was really hard because the steps were so steep than even my 5 (shoe size) feet doesn’t have much space. It was really hard for me that I rest after 10-15 steps. But thanks to my trusted White Flower, I didn’t collapse.  What’s funny is an elder woman who came up after me got to the top first. Such a weakling! It was really really tiring spot not just for me but also for my guy friend. I wanted to cut my leg because it so felt so tired.

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Lunch-Merienda at Berjaya Times Square

We finished our Batu Caves tour around 3-4PM and we haven’t eaten our lunch yet. But before we ate our Lunch-Merienda, we looked around Berjaya Times Square first. It’s a mall with 13 floors (according to Wikipedia) but we’ve only gone up to the 4th or 5th floor because we are so tired! We’ve only seen a few stores because of our heavy legs. Then giving up with walking, we just ate at their Asian food court. I had Korean and Chinese food. YUM!