Why is Batu Caves famous?

Why is Batu Caves famous?

The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, and is dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of the Tamil festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia. Batu Caves in short also referred as 10th Caves or Hill for Lord Murugan as there are six important holy shrines in India and four more in Malaysia.

Why is it called Batu Caves?

The caves are one of the country’s biggest tourist attractions and are a place of pilgrimage for Tamil Hindus. They are named for the Sungai Batu (Batu River), which flows nearby, and are located 7 miles (13 km) north of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia.

What type of attraction is Batu Caves?

Hindu temple and shrine
Batu Caves is a an iconic and popular tourist attraction in Selangor. Site of a Hindu temple and shrine, Batu Caves attracts thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam.

Is Batu Caves worth visiting?

The Batu Caves are definitely worth the visit when travelling to Kuala Lumpur. The rainbow of colours from the Hindu temple mixed with the backdrop of the limestone caves provides a spectacular site to be seen.

Is Batu Caves open?

Batu Caves is open every day from 7.00am – 9.00pm. One of the best things of Batu Caves is the free entrance for the main temple (Temple Cave/ Cathedral Cave)!

Is Batu Caves man made or natural?

Seventeen kilometers from Kuala Lumpur stands a monument that seems to have been built by the gods themselves – the Batu Caves. Both a natural and man-made wonder, this holy monument incorporates both the stunning features of Malaysia’s limestone mountains and religious sculptures of the Hindu faith.

What do people do at Batu Caves?

However, it’s worth keeping in mind that the Batu Caves are a Hindu site and are therefore central to Hindu festivals, including the annual celebration of Thaipusam. This three-day festival typically takes place in either late January or early February and features processions and huge crowds of pilgrims.

Is Batu Caves open now?

Is there a dress code for Batu Caves?

Women: A long dress, skirt or trousers is expected. Make sure your shoulders are covered by the time you enter the temple. If you do arrive without the appropriate clothing, you can rent a sarong but the entrance to Batu Caves for 5 MYR (less than $1USD). Men: Shorts or trousers and a t-shirt is fine.

Is Batu Caves open during MCO 2021?

Yes,the caves keeps open all the 365 days.

What is the best time to visit Batu Caves?

A visit during early mornings before 10 am and late afternoons after 4 pm just before sunset, has the added advantage of exploring the site with less crowds and fewer tourist groups.

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