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Batu Caves , Batu Caves

When visiting Kuala Lumpur, a day trip to the Batu Caves in Selangor should not be missed. Its most breathtaking site is the enormous Temple Cave or Cathedral Cave that can only be reached through a towering staircase with 272 steps. Inside, lies a century-old temple dedicated to Murugan, the Hindu god of war. Every January or February, hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims gather at the caves to celebrate the Thaipusam festival.

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About Batu Caves

As the name suggests, tourist attractions in Batu Caves feature a wondrous sight of natural stone caves. Located 13 kilometres away from Kuala Lumpur, the cave site is a holy place for Hindus and functioned to worship Hindu Gods and Goddesses. For instance, a 42-meter tall golden statue of God Muragan welcomes you on the front gate. Every year, this site is also used to hold Thaipusam Festival, one of the famous celebrations in Hinduism. There are many interesting things that you can enjoy in Batu Caves. Once you enter the front gate, you will find 272 staircases toward the first main temple at the peak, namely Temple Cave or Cathedral Cave. This cave is often used to worship God Muragan. The peak of the cave also overlooks a striking city view that will amaze anyone who sees it. Another attraction in this site is Dark Cave, a conservation area of the world’s rarest spider, Trapdoor Spider. Moreover, you can visit Cave Villa, which is filled with the statues of prominent figures in Hinduism and proverbs or motivational quotes. The last cave in this site is Ramayana Cave which features the statues of Gods and Goddess as well as other characters from the legendary story of Ramayana. 

Top Things to Do in Batu Caves

After exploring Batu Caves, you can continue your trip by visiting other interesting places near this tourist attraction. Here are some recommended points of interest that you should visit

Open Sky Unlimited-Dragonback Trekking Tour

If you want to explore another natural site, this attraction is a perfect destination to keep your energy pumped. Dragonback Trekking Tour will take you into an amazing landscape of the hill which is used as a trekking path. The path will challenge your physical strength and endurance. You need around 3-4 hours in total when exploring the up and down paths of steep and challenging hiking track. However, once you arrive at the peak, you will be rewarded with a stunning panoramic view. The beautiful view of sunrise will also be the most memorable moment that you can enjoy. All those views are perfected by the shady trees and greeneries as well as the clear and fresh lake. It is such an unforgettable experience.

Zoo Negara Malaysia 

If you take children on your trip, the best thing to do is to visit the zoo and introduces them to various exotic animals. As the country’s official zoo, Zoo Negara Malaysia has excellent management while offering a great collection of more than 400 animal species. All animals are placed in areas resembling their natural habitat. Visitors can also feed the animals and watch their performance during certain times. Also, the zoo supports conservation programs of several rare species, such as bluwok herons. After the conservation is finished, all animals are brought back to their habitat. 

The Parenthood Playland-Sunway Putra Mall

Located in Sunway Putra Mall, Selangor, The Parenthood Playland is claimed as the biggest family recreational park in Malaysia. You can take your children into the best adventure world, letting them play and try various new skills. Children will love it. While the children are playing, you can pamper yourself at the on-site spa service or go window-shopping around the mall. You don’t need to worry about leaving your children in the playland because they are in the hand of professional and experienced staff.

KL Tower

While travelling to Malaysia, you shouldn’t miss the chance to visit this tourist attraction. Feel the exciting sensation when you go up to the 420-meter high skyscraper overlooking the entire city of Kuala Lumpur through the telescope. So, don’t forget to capture those moments by taking the best photographs. You can also take an exhilarating picture when striking a pose on the transparent glass deck that looks like it breaks the distance between you and the sky.

Museum and Art Gallery Bank Negara Malaysia

Located in Jalan Dato’ Onn, the museum and art gallery were built by Bank Negara Malaysia in 1962. This tourist attraction is a perfect destination for those who want to learn more about the history of the economy in Malaysia, Islamic economic system, as well as the role of bank in developing Malaysian economic sector. There are six galleries which feature a certain theme, including special education for children. If you only have a little time to explore Malaysia but expect to get lots of experience, you should visit Museum and Art Gallery Bank Negara Malaysia. 

Royal Selangor Visitor Centre

As one of the biggest tin companies in Malaysia, Royal Selangor offers a gallery and exhibition site that you can visit. In this place, you can observe the tin manufacturing process and see the results at the same time. Additionally, you can create a handicraft made of tin on your own by visiting the School of Hard Knocks. Another interesting attraction in Royal Selangor is a gigantic beer glass (1.9 meters tall and weighing about 1,500 kilograms) that has been recorded in the Guinness World Book of Record.

Top Culinary in Batu Caves

To complete your vacation in Malaysia, don’t forget to have a taste of the country’s culinary delights, especially those that are available around Batu Caves. All those walking and exploring the unmatched beauty of the caves will surely give you an appetite. Therefore, what you should do is finding the nearest culinary sites to Batu Caves. There are many restaurants near Batu Caves that serve various specialities besides Malaysian local cuisine. For instance, you can savour Chinese cuisine in several restaurants, such as Lam Chye, Fong Kee, Coca Seafood Restaurant, or Tang Dynasty. If you are a fan of spicy Thailand delicacies, you should visit Songkhla Thai Seafood Restaurant, Bamboos Thai Café, or Maggi Ketam Bistro. Meanwhile, those who are looking for vegetarian meals can visit Rani Pure Vegetarian & Jain Food and taste their vegan-friendly dishes. Restaurants which serve Malaysian cuisine from affordable food stall to luxurious delicacies are also easy to find. Some of them are Jelira Molek, Kari Kepala Ikan SG Restaurant, and Pak Tam Sri Corner Restaurant. 

Where to Stay in Batu Caves

As for the accommodation near Batu Caves, here are some recommended options you should consider

Lavana Hotel

This 2-star hotel offers the ultimate comfort during your stay by providing a cosy space to rest with air conditioner and free Wi-Fi. Lavana Hotel is not far from Batu Caves so that you can reach it with ease.

KIP Hotel

If you want to pamper yourself in 4-star accommodation, KIP Hotel in Jalan Sri Utara 1 No. 77 is a perfect option. You can stay in an air-conditioned room which offers the best and most convenient amenities. The hotel also features an outdoor swimming pool.

Hotel Inap Prima Sri Gombak

Although it is only 2-star accommodation, this hotel offers excellent facilities. The rooms are classified into several types, including Standard Double Room, Deluxe Double, Standard Twin, and Suite Triple.

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