Batu Caves and its 272 steps

2/18/2016 Japhet 0 Comments

Batu Caves and it's 272 steps

After our short trip to Genting, we decided to go to Batu Caves to see the sunset. My sister told me that’s it is easy to go there because there’s a train station nearby.

Batu Caves and it's 272 steps

Batu Caves and it's 272 steps

There are buses in Genting that can take you to KL Sentral where the train station (KTM) going to Batu Caves is available. The price of tickets cost around 2 RM per individual and you’ll surely get to your destination for about 20-30 minutes. The train arrives every 5 minutes and imposibleng hindi ka makasakay.

Batu Caves and it's 272 steps

Upon arrival, you’ll already see Lord Murugan shrine, which stands for about 140 ft tall. 

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When you exit the train station you’ll face lots of monkeys and Hanuman, the green monkey god statue.

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When going to batu caves, everyone must remember that this is not just a place for tourist attraction, but also a place for worship. It’s a shame to see some tourists not following simple instructions when entering a nearby temple. It clearly says that shoes and slippers are not allowed, but not everyone seems to understand it.

Batu Caves and it's 272 steps

Batu Caves and it's 272 steps

Batu Caves and it's 272 steps

The greatest challenge for me visiting batu caves is the 272 steps. I was so excited at first and run, but felt my legs numb when I almost reached the middle part. Watch the video below.


Batu Caves and it's 272 steps

Batu Caves and it's 272 steps

My mom and my sister decided not to climb because they just don't feel like climbing it daw.  Kung araw-araw siguro akong umaakyat at bumababa ng batu caves, I’m sure ang payat ko na ngayon. Inside you’ll see another temple, but what I really appreciate the most is the climb so nawala na siya sa isip ko. There’s also this dark cave that I was not able to visit because it’s already close.

Batu Caves and it's 272 steps

I hope the local government of Batu Caves initiates a drive to strengthen the discipline of those who visits the place. It broke my heart when I saw a monkey feeding from people’s trash.

Batu Caves and it's 272 steps


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PS


It’s a place of worship, so there’s no entrance fee  


Batu Caves and it's 272 steps

Batu Caves and it's 272 steps
     
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