Batu Caves Malaysia Entrance Fee and Opening Hours
Batu Caves Malaysia Entrance Fee and Opening Hours- Hi all here still with me again, after a few time ago I told you about Putrajaya Malaysia, now I return to tell you about my neighboring country, hehe. Please guess what! What? Ya, absolutely just as you read in my tittle, Batu Caves, some of you of course already know what place this is. Batu Caves (Rock Caves) is a high limestone hill some caves and temple caves, this is the most popular Hindus Cave outer India, which dedicated for Murugan Goddess. This site is the main place to the festival of Thaipusam Hindus in Malaysia, the location is in Gombak District, Selangor City, 13 km from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
According to the history, this place was named from Sungai Batu (Rock River), which flowing pass through the hill. Batu Caves is also named for the local village. As I said earlier, Batu Caves is a religious site, stand almost more than 100 meters on the ground, The Batu Caves area is consist of 3 main caves and some smaller caves. The largest one is called Gua Katedral or Gua Kuil (Temple Caves), has a height of 100 m and the ceiling is decorated with Hindu elements carved. To reach it, the visitors have to climb as many as 272 the steep stairs.
There are two temple caves on the ground of caves, The Art Gallery Cave and The Museum Cave, it is containing paintings and Hindus Statues. Once, this site was renovated and reopened as Vila Gua (Cave Villa) in 2008. Many temples which related to the glory of Murugan Goddess from The Soorapadam Devil. Another temple which called as Ramayana Cave is located in the left side as the one of extremely cave which facing directly to the wall of the hill. When we are stepping on to The Ramayana Cave, there is Hanuman Statue with 50-feet height (15 m) with one dedicated temple to Hanuman. The Ramayana cave was built to describe an iconic Rama Story along the wall. Not only that, The Murugan Goddess Statue with 42.7 meters (140 ft) was inaugurated in January of 2006, it is spending 3 years to finish this. That is the highest statue of Murugan Goddess entire the world.
Fine, that is a flash about the history of Batu Caves, now we leave that and we return to the main topic, that is what you read in the title. The easier way to access Batu Caves is by using the train from Kuala Lumpur Train Station, with only 2 Malaysian Ringgit (RM) for the cost. Or you can also use the taxi, with cost approximately around 20-25 RM from Kuala Lumpur. Another choice, you can reach Batu Caves with using The City Bus. About the entrance cost, don’t be worry due to it is free to anyone visiting the place, even The Batu Caves is opened every day from 06.00 AM until 09.00 PM, what a piece of good news, hehe.
As the finishing, I will show you all this short video, enjoy it!
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