I agree that The Government of Malaysia pays more attention in exploiting their tourism potential than the government of my country. A good public transport facility is one of the factors to attract tourists visiting any destination. As I can easily get to Batu Cave from Kuala Lumpur just by taking KTM Komuter Batu Caves-Port Klang line. With a very comfortable train, from KL Sentral only cost RM 2 to Batu Caves station. The station is located directly in front of the entrance of The Batu Caves Temple.
Entering the temple area, I was immediately greeted by a 15-meter tall statue of Hanuman. And as indicating that Hanuman is a king, then a flock of wild monkeys hanging around. The Hindu deity statues were engraved neat while a group of young Indians was also holding a ritual in the temple. Suddenly I felt like in the world of the Ramayana epic from the land of Hindustan.
Actually, Batu Caves is a place of worship for the Indian Hindu. It was built in late 19th century by an Indian trader, Pillai, as a dedication to Lord Murugan. So that before entering the main temple, Temple Cave, I met another giant statue with 42.7-meter high. It is statue of Murugan, The Hindu deity. To enter the Temple Cave, I had to climb 272 steps that are quite steep.
Batu Caves is located about 13 km north of Kuala Lumpur and built in a limestone hill. From the structure of the cliff, it reminded me to the Lembah Harau (valley) in West Sumatra Indonesia.
Fauna of Batu Caves