Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Batu Caves, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur

My niece and her friend from Australia dropped by for a visit in KL and wanted to see the famous Batu Caves in Gombak. My last visit to Batu Caves was 8 years ago and this time my little toddler tagged along.
Here are some random photos  of the famous tourist spot in KL...


Majestic Gold Statue of Lord Murugan at the steps leading to the caves. This is the tallest Lord Muruga statue in the world. It was drizzling when we started to climb up the 272 steps. I have to carry my little toddler half way up the steps. Gosh, I am a little bit out of shape liao! lol! It was a good morning exercise for me.


Finally, we reached the entrance of the caves.

Nice formation of lime stones and mineral deposits inside the caves...

One more round of steps to climb to reach the end section.....

Why did the chicken enter the cave?

 It was drizzling out side, so most of the monkeys went indoor into the caves.

Another monkey......The Malaysian Long Tail Macaque

An opening in the middle of the caves. A nice view up!

Have to carry my little toddler all the way down again. The steps are wet and a little slippery. I proceeded slowly down.
The dark cave is at the bottom of the steps. There is a counter at the entrance of this dark cave, in which you can register for guided dark cave exploration for a small fee. Look out for the Trap Door Spider here. My little toddler wanted to go in the dark cave but I guess he is still too small for dark cave expedition.








16 comments:

Sheoh Yan said...

I was there once when I was very young.

Small Kucing said...

Tabik ! Sir!

salute you for having the energy to climb up all the stairs.

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Owh no...those macaques! So afraid of them whenever I'm there. My hubby had toughest time guarding me rather than guarding our children...hehe!

Nice photos and write up abt Batu Caves. Bravo for climbing 272 plus few more steps. God bless...;)

yummylittlecooks said...

Went there once,almost 10 years liao...lol!

Hayley said...

I've never been there, thinking of the staircases made me scared already, LOL :P

suituapui said...

When I last went there, my daughter wasn't even born yet. LOL!!!

lena said...

i wonder did the chicken also climb the stairs to reach to the top..

Christine said...

wow this looks like an amazing place, thanks for sharing the photos.

[SK] said...

i've been living in KL since i was born but sorry i've only passed by this place numerous times and never get in before, haha~~

wenn said...

I was there before but I didn't go in the dark cave.

jen said...

Interesting! I haven't been here before but it looks interesting lah!

Have a Fabulous day!
Jen www.passion4food.ca

Bananazஇ said...

Pete did you see the nice big orb just above the tail of the chicken? For you to climb 272 steps sup sup sui..

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Been there once, 10 over years ago...

Alice Law said...

Ahhh... no wonder u were MIA for the past 1 week, bringing the youngsters 'kai kai'leh...

Annie Q said...

I went once, it was 20 years ago, when i first came to KL. Climbing up consider ok, but coming down, make me giddy, have to keep looking at the step, scare if i miss one step and i will roll down instead of walking down!

James Younghusband said...

ill be in kl this november i would love to visit the place

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