Batu Caves - Natural Attractions Kuala Lumpur

When planning our trip to Malaysia, we realized thatWe want to visit not only the sights of Kuala Lumpur, created by human hands, but also natural attractions. These were primarily the Batu Caves (Batu caves).

Although they are located 13 km north of KualaLumpur, getting to them is now much easier than before. The fastest and, as it turned out, the cheapest way is the KTM Komuter train (I’ve already told you about Transportation Kuala Lumpur). Moreover, if you buy a ticket in the machine, you will have to choose the station Sentul, because until Batu Caves the train began to go quite recently, and has not yet entered such a stop into the system. And at the box office you can buy a ticket immediately to Batu Caves, which we did. Surprised price in 1RM one way. By the way, in the opposite direction each ticket cost 2 RM. Apparently, this is due to misunderstandings with the recently appeared station.

Direction signs at KTM Komuter station

Direction signs at KTM Komuter station

The train to Batu Caves (Batu Caves)

The train to Batu Caves (Batu Caves)

Views on the way to Batu Caves

Views on the way to Batu Caves

We go out into the street - to the left, though not very high, but the mountains striking with their majesty, going up, and ahead some strange blue slightly shabby gate - this is the entrance to the Batu Caves.

The inconspicuous entrance to the territory of the Batu Caves

The inconspicuous entrance to the territory of the Batu Caves

Come in - you get into real India! Most of the visitors to Batu Caves are Indians (or Indians?) With Indians in colorful saris. For them, this is probably casual clothing, but it looks quite bright and festive, because of which the place seems more colorful.

Colorfully dressed visitors

Colorfully dressed visitors

Big indian family

Big indian family

Visitors to Batu Caves

Visitors to Batu Caves

In search of enlightenment and enlightenment

In search of enlightenment and enlightenment

Someone comes to the caves of Batu sleep

Someone comes to the caves of Batu sleep

Everywhere Indian music sounds, it’s worth a lot.a statue of some sacred blue monkey, and before entering the Batu Caves themselves - a huge 43-meter statue of the god Murug (by the way, this is the largest statue of this Hindu deity in the world). And all because this place is one of the most popular shrines of Hindus outside of India. Here in January, they say, the insane asylum takes place under the name of the Taipusy festival. Crowds of Hindus walk along a huge staircase of 272 steps, many of which hooks cling to their skin, to which are attached heavy metal frames - kavadi. Probably, this is very spectacular, albeit an amateur, but the people during this period there is a huge amount.

Batu caves, surroundings

Batu caves, surroundings

Batu Caves and the statue of the god Muruga

Batu Caves and the statue of the god Muruga

In general, we talked a little bit with monkeysat the entrance to the territory of the Batu Caves, headed for the stairs. Everywhere there are tents with real Hindu sweets, in which the prices bite a little (for 3 tiny pie cookies they ask for 4 RM, which is about 40 rubles). And still everywhere there are sellers of fresh coconuts, which are cut by the buyer, inserted into a tube and served like a glass. And next to the seller are rolling mountains of such "cups" already drunk.

The first, still friendly, because well-fed locals

The first, still friendly, because well-fed, local residents

Indian goodies

Indian goodies

Coconut Cup Preparation

Coconut Cup Preparation

On the very staircase, we unexpectedly met our acquaintances, whom we met the day before, therefore, in conversations, the ascent of 272 steps went unnoticed.

Inside the cave is nothingspecial. In the corners there are statues of Hindu deities, tents with souvenirs, funny angry monkeys running around, who attack people, taking the food they brought with them.

272 steps to Batu Caves

272 steps to Batu Caves

Batu caves inside

Batu caves inside

Batu Caves - what's inside

Batu Caves - what's inside

The man in this fight won!

The man in this fight won!

Batu Caves - a look up

Batu Caves - a look up

Batu caves inside

Batu caves inside

Inside the Batu Caves

Inside the Batu Caves

Not only tourists come to Batu Caves

Not only tourists come to Batu Caves

But still a lot of tourists

But still a lot of tourists

Batu caves inside

Batu caves inside

View from the main Batu Cave

View from the main Batu Cave

During the descent back observed the same picturebrutal attacks of fearless monkeys on people rising peacefully and carrying with them in bags. And if you do not give them this coveted bag, hiss, grin, and you realize that with this pretty creature jokes are bad.

The touching picture of the stairs to the Batu Caves

The touching picture of the stairs to the Batu Caves

Pranks of the Batu Caves

Pranks of the Batu Caves

These bananas will obviously not be eaten by the gods.

These bananas will obviously not be eaten by the gods.

View from Batu Caves when descending

View from Batu Caves when descending

It was possible to visit two more caves there, but inOne of them (Dark Cave) needs special permission from the Malaysian Society for the Protection of Nature, and we simply did not know about the second, and therefore did not get there.

Dark Cave Dark Cave

Dark Cave Dark Cave

Before we left, we ate a very tasty vegetarian.Eating at one of the Hindu cafes. On a large palm (yes?) Sheet, a handful of recumbent rice and another three or four piles of different supplements, tasty but spicy, are served. And it is assumed that all this dish is desirable to eat with your hands, although the waiter prudently brought us the equipment, realizing that we are farangi and little that we understand in the culture of eating.

Our humble meal

Our humble meal

Now, oddly enough, recalling the Batu Caves, I understand that the brightest and shameless monkeys left me the most vivid impression, although, of course, this place is both beautiful and significant.

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