Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur

For more than a century, Malaysians and tourists alike have ventured 11 kilometers north of the capital of Kuala Lumpur to the Batu Caves, a key religious landmark in Malaysia. These magnificent caves set within the limestone hills boast a plethora of Hindu shrines, statues and paintings.

Our half-day tour of the Batu Caves takes you up close and personal with the towering statue of Lord Murugan, before climbing the 272 steps to the main Cathedral Cave. Here, you’ll discover many Hindu shrines below the magnificent arched ceiling, with stories of the Ramayana legend depicted. At the bottom of Batu Hill, you’ll discover two more cave temples. The Art Gallery Cave and the Museum Cave which are adorned with many Hindu paintings and statues.

En-route back to your hotel, you’ll spend an hour or so at the Royal Selangor Pewter factory, to discover the craftsmanship of pewter smiths. The factory is home to more than 250 skilled craftspeople who utilize time-honored methods to design and manufacture these spectacular objects.

You can even take home a souvenir yourself. Enjoy a 30-minute workshop where you’ll hand-craft your very own pewter dish which can be engraved as a memory of your time at Royal Selangor.

Highlights

  • Head into the Batu Caves set within the towering limestone hills north of Kuala Lumpur

  • Visit the Royal Selangor Pewter factory where you'll make your very own pewter dish

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