Target: Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur
It's one of the destinations I was so excited to check out.
Batu Caves is a limestone hill, with 272 steps to climb to reach
the Hindu shrine situated at the topmost cave.
It is one of the famous Hindu Shrines outside India, with one
gigantic golden Muruga statue, which has made the place more
famous and interesting.
At the bottom of the hill are numerous pigeons, waiting for
devotees to feed them. At first I pretended having something
on my palm so they would come near me.. Been wanting to get
good snaps with the pigeons. Then I shooed them away so they
would fly.. All for the sake of good pictures.. LOL
|cudnt afford to go hiking with empty tummies!|
|so informative, this one.. hehe|
|men playing football|
|main gate.. Hindu shrines are easy to recognize, arent they?|
|an old lady rendering penance (i think)|
|i tried to trick them.. and then knew these pigeons were smart enuf|
|(dont mind me shooing these birds)|
|view of Muruga statue and the 272 steps|
|the climb wudnt be that hard if wasnt that hot|
|their version of madonna and child|
|main entrance of the cave|
|the spacious cave inside, with very high ceiling|
|peek-a-boo with mr sun|
|one of the altars inside|
|i wonder if they hold cockfight inside too?|
|this is the main temple.. actually they all looked the same for me.. i just saw a "main temple" sign near here|
|these are religious monkeys i bet|
|another stairs to climb|
|look how big the cave is! ( i think i posted this pic above already) lol|
|reaching the topmost part, this is another altar|
|there's greater light in this part|
|one of Hindu gods|
|no offense, this is just for fun|
|a number of statues lined up near the exit|
|these are peacock's feathers|
|ud love to see this monkey scratching the lady's arm.. sorry i ddnt take a snap..|
|Muruga statue's back|
|all the while i thought this is selecta|
|someone's blocking the nice view.. :P|
|at a nearby temple|
|i cudnt believe they allowed us to take photos|
|and they ddnt have dress code too|
|this is my new pose|
|who wants some snacks?|
|who in the right mind wud cross near the flyover?|
|we dint get lost.. :)|
If you are staying somewhere in KL, you can just take a cab
to go to Batu Caves. Distance is around 13km, and fare
roughly costs RM15.
I think this is better than going by train (coz we ddnt take the train.. hehe)
Since the cab will take you to the main entrance. No sweat!
But u surely will get soaked with perspiration before reaching the top.
Best of luck!
Sometimes going somewhere far from
what are usual to us is a good thing.
It makes us realize, that the world is so huge
and there are a lot more things to be amazed of.