Selasa, 09 Mei 2017

Batu Caves - worth the climb

  spamweb       Selasa, 09 Mei 2017
Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia has a number of attractions for the tourist in addition to it being a great shopping destination. Amongst these diverse tourist hot spots is the Batu Caves, a limestone hillock with a number of caves as well as temples inside these caves. The attraction located approximately 13km away from the capital city is located north of the city in the Gombak district. The story behind the name of this place is that a river called Batu flows behind the caves and there is also a nearby village by the same name.


Batu Caves is regarded as one of the best known Hindu shrines outside India and there is a massive golden structure of Lord Murugan located right at the entrance. One of the most exhilarating experiences here is climbing the steep steps that lead to the main shrine atop the hill. There are also a large number of mini caves that one can stop over and explore along the climb to the top.

Though it is a Hindu religious site, there are people belonging to many faiths who visit the temple and seek for the blessings of the resident god as well as visit here for its significance on the tourist map. One of the biggest festivals celebrated here is the Thaipusam festival and it attracts visitors from not only Malaysia, but also the rest of the world for this colourful celebration. A massive procession is held on the day of the festivities. Commencing at a shrine in the city, the procession reaches this holy place in the end.

For any visitor to this country irrespective of their faith this is a must visit to explore the vicinity, enjoy the climb to the numerous caves and familiarize oneself with the culture and traditions of the country. What is more, for families or business executives staying at Kuala Lumpur serviced apartments this is a welcome break for a weekend. For short term guests who are staying at any Kuala Lumpur service apartment such as Ascott Kuala Lumpur, this place can be visited on the way to that must do trip to Genting Highlands as well.
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