Batu Caves is a hill with a series of caves and cave temples 13 kilometres north of Kuala Lumpur. It's named after the Sungai Batu (River), which flows past the hill and the nearby village. The cave is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia.
Thaipusam is a key Hindu ceremony that is held each year during the full moon in the tenth month of the Hindu calendar, falling from mid-January to mid-February in the Gregorian calendar. It is marked in Malaysia by a public holiday.
Early morning and there I was, ready to climb up the 273 stairs to the caves.
I took some time to admire the entrance Shrine and the Murugan statue.
I've decided to climb the stairs in the middle path to avoid close contact with the monkeys. Well... the secret to avoid them is not to carry any food. Otherwise they will try to get it in a fearless way!
The caves are very impressive per se; the two Shrines, souvenir shops and monkeys enhance its peculiarity. A must see for those visiting Kuala Lumpur.
Landing Away in Malaysia