- Climb up 272 steps to the main caves and watch lots of monkeys on the way
- The 42.7m high statue of Lord Murugan (at Batu Caves) was unveiled in Jan 2006
- Open daily from 7 to 21h
How to get to Batu Caves
Take Intrakota bus No 11D from the Central Market or the Cityliner bus No 69 at Jalan Pudu to get to Batu Caves. Taxis are also available anywhere around city. Currently the metre price for a taxi from Bukit Bintang to Batu Caves is RM17 (Oct 2009).
Batu Caves can now also be reached by KTM Komuter train (Batu Caves station).
local bus stop in Chinatown (in front of Bangkok Bank) where the bus 11D leaves to Batu Cave
Batu Caves KTM train station, the KTM commuter train connects Batu Caves with the city centre (KL Sentral and Kuala Lumpur station)
Thaipusam Festival, photo courtesy: Konni & Matt
the 272 steps going up to the main cave
inside the main cave
view of Batu Caves rock from Ampang
Batu Caves Tours:
This daytrip includes a visit to Batu Caves, the Elephant Conservation Centre and the Fireflies Tour... more
Rock-climbing at Batu Caves
You can rock climb at 4 spots of the limestone hill that also hosts the famous Batu caves temple. Climing the walls is free of charge unless you want to take courses.
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Moon Eleven LCCT
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Pasar Tani Mega, Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur
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