Malaysia is very appealing to many tourists all over the world. The unique attractions, as well as the many activities you can embark when you visit the country make Malaysia a great place to visit. For many people who would like to see the exotic places and indulge themselves in new cultures and sights, one of the best places is the Batu Caves located 13 km away from Kuala Lumpur. The Batu Caves have also been a site for Hindu visitors because it houses a temple. Dedicated to Lord Murugan, the caves are one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India.
To access the 100 m cave, visitors should climb a very steep 272 step staircase. There are three main caves which have many artworks. For interested visitors, an audio tour is also available.
One of the major attractions at the site is the massive 140 ft high statue of Murugan which is the highest statue dedicated to the Hindu deity in the world. The statue boasts of 250 tons of steel bar, 1550 cubic meters of concrete and 300 liters of gold paint which was purchased from Thailand. The huge statue is estimated to cost around 24 million rupees.
Also, one of the activities available upon visiting the area is rock climbing. For many years, the place has been developed into a rock climbing site in Malaysia. Authorities have allowed 160 different routes for climbers. Aside from these, you can also see many unique plants and animals upon visiting the site. There are also monkeys which can be fed by tourists.
It will also be an interesting visit if you chanced upon festivals performed in the Batu Cave. The festival has even attracted some 1.5 million people in 2007. Surely, a visit to Batu Cave will be a memorable experience for anyone. So, what are you waiting for? Come visit the Batu Cave and be delighted by the wonders of the place.