Going to Batu Caves

On our second weekend here, February 2013, we thought we could make the journey to Batu Caves, a Hindu holy sight on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, so we hopped into the LRT (Light Rapid Transport) and then caught the train to the Caves.

The KL cityscape from the Dato' Keramat LRT stop

The KL cityscape from the Wangsa Maju LRT stop near the school.

We were able to see the great limestone caves getting nearer and nearer as we approached.  A great statue of Lord Hanuman greeted us on the way in.

Standing at the entrance to Batu Caves

Standing at the entrance to Batu Caves

Moving closer to the steps that lead up into the caves, we were struck by the gold plated statue of Lord Murugan, the deity to whom these caves are dedicated.  Many devotees pray to Lord Murugan during the holy festival of Thaipusam, which we had missed by two weeks.

You mean we have to climb all those steps?

You mean we have to climb all those steps?

Cartier's new friends

Cartier’s new friends

Well, at least we made more friends along the way!  Yes, there are 272 steps, and we were determined to climb them all.

Half way there!

Half way there!

See the next post for more on Batu Caves 2013!

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