Two Hundred and Seventy-Two Steps at Malaysia’s Most Famous Attraction
Just outside of Kuala Lumpur lies an attraction everybody goes to. And for reason! The Batu Caves have long been a holy place for many pilgrims and soul searchers across the world. The golden statue in front of the staggering 272 steps dominates the image people have of Malaysia.
I walked there, lots of steps! Made sure I brought enough water at the time, although I would make a mistake later on in life. The Batu Caves are an amazing sight and a holy pilgrimage for yourself. I always love walking stairs up a Thai temple. Or taking my legs to the next level at Hong Kong’s Peak. And what about the grottoes in The Philippines? Somehow, getting to a holy place always works best if you are a hiker. And just for these attractions, I am!
272 steps to the top!
The caves at the top look amazing, but are a bit overrated. Some nice shots can be taken especially when it’s crowded. Even though I agree everyone who goes to KL should visit the Batu Caves, don’t get too excited for its interior. Get excited for walking the stairs, the statue and all the monkeys! Monkeys are always fun.
The best time to visit the Batu Caves is during Thaipusam, a Hindu festival for which many people make a pilgrimage to these caves. Sometimes, the event draws more than a million people and is definitely not to be missed! Most famous for its heavy piercing creation! I haven’t been yet, but have an outstanding promise to return during Thaipusam some day.