**Updated : June 2023**
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What [and where] are the Batu Caves?
The Batu Caves are formed from out of limestone local to the area, which is said to be over 400 million years old. With a large, golden statue of Lord Murugan at the front, the original wooden stairs were built around the 1920's, although they were soon replaced by concrete and later painted with bright colors in 2018. It's estimated to receive close to 2 million visitors a year, making it one of Malaysia's top attractions. Located only 13 kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur, this spot is easy to get to and is especially busy during the festival of Thaipusam, during the month of January. But the craziest fact? The caves themselves are home to over 200 species of plants and animals!
Things to Know Before Your Visit
If we're being honest, our trip to the Batu Caves were quite a disaster. However, we now have a full list of things we wish we would have known before we visited! We hope this makes your trip easier and smoother, and if there's anything you still have questions to feel free to leave them below!
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