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8 Mar

Batu Caves done right.

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Batu Caves. That is all to it and it needs no explanation. I bet there are countless articles telling you the Top 10 spots on where to go and what to do when you are spending time here in Kuala Lumpur. This is not that type of a Top 10 cites to visit. It is something more to that. You see, there are hidden gems or perhaps side track areas where it is not well known besides the gigantic Muruga statue on the temples mouth. Batu caves is one of the must see places in Kuala Lumpur. There are only a handful of places in the world where religious temples are situated in caves. Moreover, it is not far from the city center itself.

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For starters, lets head to Batu Caves.

Suggestions: 

Climbing up the temple in the South East Asian heat could be grueling. Wear lose fitting pants for as well as bring your sunscreen, and a bottle of water. It is advisable not to eat while you walk, unless you want to be really friendly with the temple monkeys. (…nope they aren’t friendly)

Getting there: 

Kereta Api Malaya (KTM) – Malaysia’s oldest railway.

Fare :

Adult :RM 2.60 per way

Children : RM 1.30 per way

Train travel duration and frequency

26 minutes from Kuala Lumpur Station to Batu Caves Station

Every 15 minutes (during peak hours)

Every 20-30 minutes (during off peak hours)

 

How to get there from Travelhub KL

 

Head out the door and take a right. You will reach a junction and on your left will be the Pasar Seni Station. Head up to the station and passing by the small bakery shop, there will be a bridge across the river. Cross the bridge and head left towards the KTM station. Once there, purchase a ticket which costs about Rm 2.60 per person.

 

Board the train and head towards, Batu Caves. Exit the train and head out the station. Take a right turn and walk straight ahead and you will arrive at the Batu Caves temple.

 

Off the beaten track @ Batu Caves.

Dark Cave Tours at Batu Caves.

 

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Want to experience a 400 million year old cave in depth? Now,you can take a tour underneath Batu Caves. Batu Caves is much more than a religious site. It is also a conservation site as well as one of the cities water source. It’s limestone cave is home to a dense variety of flora and fauna. You can experience crawling , sliding  and sleeping in total darkness. ( For the adventure tour) Or you would want to experience something more educational. ( For Educational tour)

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Educational Tour 

Availability: Daily, year round

Operating hours: Monday to Friday; 10.00am – 5.00pm, Weekends & Public holidays; 10.30am – 5.30pm

Ticket rates (per pax): *Adult – RM 35, *Child – RM 25 *tickets can be purchased at the entrance of the cave, price is not include of 6% GST

Duration of tour: 45 minutes

Group size: 15 pax (maximum)

Equipment: torchlight and helmet provided

 

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Adventure Tour

Availability: ONLY ON WEEKENDS, minimum 1 week  advance booking, subject to availability i.e. no prior booking confirmed by other groups for the desired date

Ticket rates (per pax): Adult – RM 80**, price is not include of 6% GST

Duration of tour: minimum 3 to 4 hours

Group size: minimum 10 pax per group booking ( Please call if you want to join other groups for bookings below than 10 pax)

Age requirement: Age 12 and above only (on the day of the tour)

Equipment: Only safety helmet is provided .

  1. Please bring good gripping shoes – Sandals or CROCS are NOT ALLOWED
  2. Good torch with new batteries ( spare batteries if necessary)
  3. Water and light snacks or energy bar

Things to know

You WILL get wet for this tour. Public bathrooms are provided. Please bring a set of spare clothes for the adventure tour.

Reservations: Please email us at info@cave-management.com

 

Operation Hours

Mondays – Fridays
10.00am to 5pm
Saturdays, Sundays & Public holidays
10.30am to 5.30pm

For more information contact us at:
Tel: +603 6186 7011
Tel: +6012 371 5001
Fax: +603 6177 5111
E-mail Customer Service:
info@cave-management.com

Link : http://www.darkcavemalaysia.com/next/