By: Kazi Musa, SAVED News International Correspondent, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Baru Caves Temple is one of the most popular tourists in Malaysia. The place is not so far away from the Kuala Lumpur downtown, only 13 Kilometres distance. The half-day tour is good enough to enjoy the whole cave complex including batik market, handicraft shops, and monkey sanctuary.
Batu Cave is a sacred place of Hindu and Buddhist religion. Inside the caves, there is an amazing temple. The entire temple is a combination of several caves. From bottom to top of the temple cave it has 272 colorful stairs. There are two parts of the temple, one is after 250 stairs then the second one. The most interesting parts of the caves are its wall and upside structures. The limestone hill riddled will win your heart. Additionally, the natural thorn of limestone and the narrow sun rays coming by holes from the top of the cave’s create a dreamy environment inside the caves. Which I liked most.
In front of the cave, there is a 42 meters giant golden statue of Lord Murugan, who developed the temple, was a Hindu monk. Besides, there is another hidden cave also available but kept closed most of the time. That cave is extremely dark and jolty. Adventurous travelers should go there if it is open. In every part of the cave, you can see the faces of many monkeys. They will amaze you always.
How to Reach:
There are many ways to reach the caves. From Kuala Lumpur public bus and rapid trains are available. However, Taxi and app-based car services like Grab and My Car also available. Most possibly it will take 30 to 40 minutes to reach the cave. Based on my experience, you can manage the whole tour within $15 to 50 dollars, including foods. Some restaurant offers Malaysian cuisine near the temple. Moreover, entry is free over there. So, enjoy traveling in Batu Caves.