The Batu Caves, located 8 miles north of Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia, is the site of 3 caves containing Hindu temples and shrines. To get to the temples and shrines, you must make a steep climb up 272 steps while fending off wild monkeys looking for food. The main attraction here, however, is the large golden statue of a Hindu god that stands at the base of the caves. The statue of Lord Murugan is the second largest Hindu deity statute in the world, second only to one in Nepal. It took three years to complete the construction of the golden statute, which was unveiled in 2006.
Linda Kazmerski is a full time New York City attorney and freelance writer with a passion for travel. Having traveled to over 40 countries while being fully employed, she has learned how to strike a balance between work and play and how to make the most of a day away. To read more about Linda’s travels and get practical and insightful travel advice, visit her at the Tripping Blonde.
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