A quick 15 min taxi ride out from the city centre of Kuala Lumpur is the Batu Caves. This one of the oldest Hindu worship temples in KL. When you reach the main entrance you are greeted with a outrageously large stature of Murugan (standing at 42.7m high it is the worlds tallest stature), which is painted a solid gold. You can't miss it - there is just no way.

Right beside the statue are the stairs leading up into the caves. To reach the top you must climb a measly 272 stairs up a rather intense incline but, I of course made the smart decision to visit during the mid day sun - a cool 33C and 80% humidity. I was joining many men and women dressed in their traditional Hindu outfits, which cannot have made the climb easier for them - I guess that is part of the regular pilgrimage. 

At the top of the stairs is the entrance to a huge cavernous space. Dotted about inside there were a few small temples. At the far end of the cave was another flight of stairs leading to another temple and a large open space with it's own skylight. The aim of this photo was to try and capture that light poring in - I think it adds to the spiritual feel of the place.

Canon 400D, EFS 17 - 85mm f4 - 5.6;  26mm, f5, 1/30, ISO 400 

 

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