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Batu Caves

Listed under Buddhist Temples in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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The Batu Caves complex is one of the most cherished historical religious attractions in Malaysia.

Even though the caves are located just 15 kilometers from the high-rise district of central Kuala Lumpur, the beautiful nature atmosphere and the cultural significance of the site, make it seem like it’s far from any sky scrapers or highways.

Dedicated to Lord Murugan, the Batu Caves are the most sacred Hindu shrine in Malaysia, and one of the most revered Hindu pilgrimage locations outside of India.

Though the streep climb to the top looks quite challenging from the ground, in actuality, it wasn’t really all that difficult.

The 272 steps went pretty quickly, especially since I was peering up to top with my eyes on the goal of reaching the summit the entire time.

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Written by  Mark Wiens.

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