For a few days in Kuala Lumpur I was able to visit Batu Cave. It is one of the best places in the city to visit. The place is impressive, unavoidable and easily accessible by train. This can do the service of half a day viste. I really enjoyed the place because the golden statue is really impressive and the view at the top of the stairs is definitely worth a visit.
Batu Caves, one of Kuala Lumpur’s most frequented tourist attractions, is a limestone hill comprising three major cellars and a number of smaller ones. Located about 11 kilometers to the north of Kuala Lumpur, this 100-year-old temple features idols and statues erected inside the main wineries and around it. Incorporated with interior limestone formations said to be around 400 million years old, the temple is considered an important religious landmark by Hindus. Cathedral Cave – the largest and most popular cave in Batu Caves – houses several Hindu shrines beneath its 100-meter-high arched ceiling. At the foot of Batu Hill are two other cave temples – the Cave and Museum Cave Art Gallery – which houses numerous Hindu statues and paintings.
The truly amazing feat is when followers begin the arduous climb up the 272 steps to the top of the caves – the trek requires a staggering amount of endurance as they often hit the front of the bustling masses. Priests wait at the top of the body before and after the body piercing the devotees flesh before they are removed.