5 Things To Expect in Batu Caves

Traveling to Malaysia soon? Malaysia is actively promoting its country as a tourist destination in Asia. For travelers, make sure to consider having a stop here and explore the place. You’d be amazed by its natural resources that captured the hearts of many foreign backpackers.

If you are dropping by Malaysia, pick its best tourist attraction and get on there first. For travelers seeking for nature’s calmness and amazing stone formation, I suggest you discover the Batu Caves and see it for yourself. For all spelunkers out there, you will definitely love the place.

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So, what are the things to expect in Batu Caves?

1. Lord Murugan statue

Standing tall at the entrance of Batu Caves, the Murugan statue welcomes you with its astonishing golden appearance. The statue is the tallest Hindu statue in Malaysia (140 feet) and second tallest in the world, falling behind Nepal’s Kailashnath Mahadev Statue (144 feet). This work of art was established by 15 Indian sculptors using tons of steel bars, concrete and gold paint. It took 3 years to finish this project. Truly, worth the wait.

2. Temple Cave

Also known as Cathedral Cave, Temple Cave is the largest and most famous cave in Batu Caves. To reach it, you need to climb high for 272 steps. Getting tired already? Don’t be. Actually, it would only take about 10 minutes to reach the summit. Just expect you’d be sweating but, it’ll alleviate due to the cool breeze coming from the cave.

3. Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave

These two cave temples are situated at the base of the hill. It contains various Hindu paintings, artifacts and more statues. Use the audio guide for a brief history of the place.

4. Dark Cave

Is spelunking your new hobby? Don’t miss the adventure at Dark Cave, where you can truly enjoy the magnificent rock formation and limestone all over the cave. The Dark Cave Adventure Tour allows you to climb, slide and crawl with the Crawl Passage. Get ready to get wet and dirty for an action-packed thrill. Just make sure to make reservations prior to your visit.

5. Ramayana Cave

On the way, a 50 feet statue of Lord Hanuman, the monkey god, stands firmly. The cave is relatively known for its irregular walls. Here, you’d learn the history of the Ramayana. Take note, you may bump into monkeys as you stroll around.

6. Thaipusam

A Hindu festival, Thaipusam is celebrated during full moon on January or February, depending on Tamil calendar. Every year, Batu caves are filled with up to a million of devotees, along with thousands of tourists. The people marches in an 8 hour procession on the way to the Batu caves. Devotees, with their shaved heads, are visibly seen carrying heavy containers with milk as an offering to Lord Murugan, Hindu god of war. Skin piercing is also an act of sacrifice.

This trip would definitely make you want to know more of Malaysia. Discovering a new place for learning and adventure is what makes your trip to Batu Caves undeniably remarkable.

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