Batu Caves 2014

We chose a Saturday to take the trip to Batu Caves, a Hindu holy site on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.  The dramatic limestone mountains can be seen from miles away, but close-up the view is incredible.  Built into the caves and around the entire site are several temples and impressive statues.

The students pose before the statue of Lord Hanumann, the monkey god, as we enter the holy site.

The students pose before the statue of Lord Hanumann, the monkey god, as we enter the holy site.

 

The gold plated statue of Lord Murugan, to whom the cave temples are dedicated, is a thrilling sight to see.

Nearing the steps to the cave, the student teachers pose before one of the most famous Malaysian landmark, the statue of Lord Murugan.

Nearing the steps to the cave, the student teachers pose before one of the most famous Malaysian landmark, the statue of Lord Murugan.

 

We stopped before the gate to the steps, because this was a banana tree with bananas and pod included!  We’d seen so many banana trees nearby, but no one had spotted the bananas on the tree like this one.

Bananas!

Bananas!

 

And they were ready to begin the climb to the top….

Ready, set, go!

Ready, set, go!

 

Next: the view from inside the caves.

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