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Batu Caves Tour from Kuala Lumpur

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$13.34

A short distant from the city outskirt is Batu Caves – a massive limestone outcrop with its interior dominated by a sacred Hindu shrine lined with different deities, located deep inside the high caverns which take 272 steps to reach. Outside the caves, marvel at the 43 metres high golden statue of Lord Murugan. Tour also include a visit to a traditional Malaysian Batik Centre to see how Batik is printed or hand-drawn using wax and dye, and Royal Selangor Pewter Visitor Centre to witness the making of pewterware – Malaysian’s most distinctive craft.
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Description:

After pickup from your Kuala Lumpur hotel, embark on your cultural exploration of Malaysia.  
A short 30-minute drive later, arrive at Batu Caves, a massive limestone outcrop with interiors housing a Hindu shrine lined with different deities. Before climbing the 272 steps up into the high caverns, marvel at the impressive golden structure of Lord Murugan, standing tall at 140 feet (43 meters). On the way up, be greeted by mischievous little monkeys.
Upon arrival at the top of the steps, enter the Cathedral Cave, the biggest cave of the complex featuring a high ceiling and ornate Hindu shrines. Explore the cave complex with your guide and learn about the history and cultural significance of its various features.
Then make a stop at a local batik center and discover how this popular Malaysian fabric is designed and printed. Before returning to your hotel, visit the Royal Selangor Visitor Center to gain insight on pewter smithing and innovative pewter-ware design.
Note : Driver/guide may not able to accompany guests in climbing up the caves, narration will be given in any case.    

Departure:

Departure point:

Tour departs from Kuala Lumpur city hotels (does not include hotels outside the city area, or hotels located near Kuala Lumpur International Airport)

Departure time:

Duration:

3 hours

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Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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Adamski

This was exactly what we expected. We had limited time (half day before flight to Singapore) and Batu Caves was the last item on our must see list while in KL. I think that it was worth spending money - travelling in private we have saved a lot of time, have seen what we wanted to see and were guided by professional driver / guide who really shared with us his knowledge about the place and gave us enough time to explore on our own pace. We have seen Batu Caves, batik factory, Royal Selangor pottery and a Chinese temple at the very end. We have also been given advice about one of the best Chinese restaurants on our way home so that we had a great lunch before departing KUL. Special thanks to the very professional guide and to the organizer - we had 3 trips with the same provider and I must say that two of them were really excellent.

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CRAIG A

Great tour experience,Batu caves are amazing,toured with a great group of people ,and the tour was very well organised,tour guide was very informative and so friendly

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Andrew L

I had seen a number of reviews that suggested this tour wasn't worth it because it was little more than a glorified taxi ride ... the Caves being self guided and the Pewter factory having its own (fantastic) tour. That might be slightly try but for the convenience, the added commentary and happy to answer any question David leading the tour ... it was excellent. The bus was comfortable, air condition and right on time. I would highly recommend seeing the sights with these guys.

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Azamat S

We were picked up on time. The tour guide and driver were polite and showed good customer service. Overall a good experience.

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peter b

Good overall.
Pesky monkeys, athough cute and all they can be rather annoying, pee and crap everywhere on the stairs and hand rails. The cave is surprisingly large but little disappointed with how the space has been utilized within. There could be much more to the story.

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susan.satherley

Thoroughly enjoyed this 1/2 day tour and would definitely recommend to others. The highlight was definitely the visit to the Batu Caves.

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Eric

Our guide was KL native, knowledgeable, was very Enthusiastic and excellent on tour of the Batu Caves. Very intriguing site, fun with the local monkeys and mingling with locals.

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ukgeoff

You book Batu Caves and also get 2 shops to stop at enroute which is annoying but think most tour companies will do the same. The easier way to do this tour is via the hop on hop off which will go out there 2 times a day and give you enough time to climb the caves without the shops plus cheaper

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Leanne M

I must say it was a great achievement and if you are religiosity May have been enlightening for you. I was just a little confused by the pick up and then finding we had another bus to take - just handy to know I guess.

I was disappointed with our visits to the batik factory etc as you are followed the whole way around and in some cases pressured to buy!

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Julia S

This served more as a form of transportation than as a tour.


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Batu Caves Tour from Kuala Lumpur
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A short distant from the city outskirt is Batu Caves – a massive limestone outcrop with its interior dominated by a sacred Hindu shrine lined with different deities, located deep inside the high caverns which take 272 steps to reach. Outside the caves, marvel at the 43 metres high golden statue of Lord Murugan. Tour also include a visit to a traditional Malaysian Batik Centre to see how Batik is printed or hand-drawn using wax and dye, and Royal Selangor Pewter Visitor Centre to witness the making of pewterware – Malaysian’s most distinctive craft.

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$13.34

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