The Batu Caves – more than just bats!

The Batu Caves are a firm favorite on many peoples list of things to do in Kuala Lumpur. As they are situated just 20 minutes outside of the city and are accessible via Metro for the bargain price of ONE Ringgit, it isn’t surprising that every traveler I  met in Malaysia had also seen the caves, with all of them complaining about the never ending steps, warning me not to feed the monkeys and advising sensible footwear.

Personally I wore flip flops, gave the monkeys handfuls of peanuts and didn’t think the steps were THAT bad. No pain no gain, as they say, and the view from the top was pretty amazing!

If you have 2 hours to spare while in KL, this place is well worth a visit, as it is super cheap to get there and free to enter, very accessible from the city and is overflowing with wildlife ranging from bats and birds to monkeys, cockerels, and lizards. Plus, have you seen the SIZE of that Golden Buddha?! INCREDIBLE!

Looking for more fun things to do in Kuala Lumpur? Why not have a sunset drink at the Menara KH rooftop bar?


Getting there - Coach for "Ladies Only!!"

Getting there – Coach for “Ladies Only!!” These can be found all over Kuala Lumpur.

Monkeys, Monkeys everywhere!

Monkeys, Monkeys everywhere!

Look up! Despite the rain it was pretty magical.

Look up! Despite the rain it was pretty magical.

One full color, for the begrudgers




  • Dan Perry
    August 5, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    That Looks like a beautiful place and well worth climbing all of those steps. Thanks for sharing.

    Also, I’m curious about the train photo. It appears that one of the “ladies” in the coach has a beard. Is the “ladies” rule not enforced?

  • silkpurseproductions
    August 5, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Wow! This place looks magical. I am expecting those statues to come to life and chase everyone up the stairs. I agree well worth the climb.