Visit Batu Caves Temple Malaysia and Lord Murugan Statue

Visit Batu Caves Temple Malaysia and Lord Murugan Statue

Visit Batu Caves Temple Malaysia and Lord Murugan Statue

KAMPLONGAN – Malaysia – this neighboring country as well as a neighboring country which is very close together, is often the target of Indonesian tourists who want to go on holiday abroad.

Maybe some of you when you hear Malaysia, surely what comes to your mind is the height of the Petronas twin towers, or the photo spot I love KL which often goes around on social media.

However, Malaysia is not only limited to that, there are two things that are the concentration point for tourists and have high philosophical value, namely the Batu Caves and the Statue of Dewa Murugan.

Seventeen kilometers from Kuala Lumpur stands a monument that seems to have been built by the gods themselves – Batu Caves.

Both a natural and man-made wonder, this sacred monument combines the awe-inspiring features of Malaysia’s limestone mountains and religious statues of Hindu beliefs.

If you are visiting Malaysia, take the time to visit Batu Caves and the Statue of Dewa Murugan.

If you want to know what these two destinations really are, this article will explain specifically for those of you who want to visit them. Do not forget to book flight ticket to Malaysia yes.

Batu Caves itself is located in the Gombak District, 13 kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Operational hour
Batu Caves operates from 6 am to 9 pm every day.

Batu Caves Complex Entrance Fee
Temple Cave = free
Cave Villa, RM 15
Ramayana Cave RM5
Dark Cave, Educational Tour (adults RM 35, children RM 28)
Dark Cave, Adventure Tour (adults RM 80, children RM 55, 6% GST excluded)

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Statue of Lord Murugan
Batu Caves is the most popular Hindu temple destination outside of India. Before you enter the Batu Caves area, your view will be stolen by a statue as high as 42.7 meters that rises high and welcomes you to enter the Batu Caves area, the Statue of Dewa Murugan.

Statue of Lord Murugan
Statue of Lord Murugan. (IST/NET)

Murugan is the god of war, depicted as a young god, riding a peacock and armed with a spear

The Murugan statue cost around 24 million Rupees to build, made of 1550 cubic meters of concrete, 250 tons of steel bar and 300 liters of gold paint imported from Thailand. This statue was completed within 3 years.

Batu Caves
Right behind the Statue of Lord Murugan, there are 272 steps that are fairly steep for you to go to the temple, that’s where you will enter the Batu Caves area.

Batu Caves
Batu Caves. (IST/NET)

The Batu Caves complex has three main caves and several smaller ones. The largest, called Cathedral Cave or Temple Cave, is 100 m high and its ornate ceiling features Hindu shrines.

The cave ornaments are full of Hindu statues and paintings telling the story of Lord Murugan’s victory. Meanwhile, the Ramayana Cave is located on the left, there is a 15 meter high Hanuman statue.

Best time
The best time to visit Batu Caves is during the day and in summer. So that when you want to take pictures, you get enough light outside until you enter the temple.

How to Get There?
If you are from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and want to go to Batu Caves, you can use the KLIA Express Line to go to KL Sentral.

After that you can continue the journey using the KTM Kommuter directly to Batu Caves which takes about 40 minutes.

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