Just a short trip outside the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia you can find the tranquil Batu Caves. Well, tranquil until you encounter the monkeys that is!
As you enter, one of the first things you will notice are the monkeys looking for a hand out. No need to feed these guys, soon enough they will take what they want. We watched them steal food, beverages, flowers, and even sunglasses! Off to the right of the main entrance you will come across some beautiful religious temples still in use and you will most likely see some ceremonies taking place.
Batu Caves are a great day trip from KL. If you’re climbing the steps give yourself at least 2 hours to see everything. If you’re staying on the ground and taking pictures of the cheeky monkeys – an hour is probably plenty of time.
How to get to the Batu Caves: KTM Komuter train service offers a quick trip from Kuala Lumpur Sentral (KL Sentral) to the Batu Caves and it drops you off at the front entrance to the caves.
Be sure to take some time to explore the surrounding temples. It’s a serene and beautiful place.
Enjoy, but hold on to those sunglasses!