Sights Batu Caves

Time Out Malaysia Visitors Guide - - KL & SURROUNDS -

Gom­bak Dis­trict (+603 2287 9422). Lo­cated on the out­skirts of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves is an im­por­tant site for Hin­dus and a pop­u­lar tourist at­trac­tion. Carved into the spectacular lime­stones are a num­ber of caves, the largest and most im­pres­sive be­ing Tem­ple Cave. This be­comes the fo­cus of wor­ship dur­ing Thai­pusam, the an­nual fes­ti­val in hon­our of the god Lord Mu­ru­gan. The north-east side of the hill, the Da­mai Caves, is pop­u­lar with rock climbers, spelunkers and ab­seil­ers.

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