Batu Caves is a limestone hill with a series of cave complex and Hindu cave temples in Gombak, Selangor. Despite already being known to Chinese settlers at the time, the discovery of Batu Caves is credited to the American naturalist William Hornaday in 1878. Located approximately 13 kilometres, or 30 minutes, north of Kuala Lumpur, this 100-year-old Hindu temple is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, and a focal point of the Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia.
There is a 42.7m (140 ft) tall statue of the Hindu Diety, Lord Murugan at its entrance and 272 steps of brightly painted stairs that lead to the interior of the cave. From the top of the stairs, you will have a view of the city’s stunning skyline.
The limestone forming Batu Caves temple is said to be around 400 million years old and were once used by the indigenous Temuan people for shelter.
Opening Hours: 7.00am - 7.00pm daily
Address: Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Sri Subramaniam Temple, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia