Kuala Lumpur: Sacred Shrine at the Batu Caves in Malaysia

On my very last day in Malaysia, my host DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur arranged a trip to the holiest Hindu Temple in Malaysia at Batu Caves – 8 miles away from Kuala Lumpur. Seeing from afar I was easily intimidated by the grandiose limestone hill with a 140 ft high Lord Murugan statue (supposedly the tallest statue in the world) and 272 steps up to the Hindu sacred shrine. I wasn’t sure if I was up to that challenge with the heat and humidity. But it was deemed to be a not-to-miss spot in Kuala Lumpur so I must do it.

Needless to say that it was an incredible sight to see. Up inside I was even blessed by a Pusari (Hindu Priest) chanting a prayer with each member of my family’s name as I offered fragrant flowers to the temple. I also learned that the biggest Hindu ceremony called Thaipusam happens here annually. You’ll also find monkeys all over the Batu Caves and be sure that you don’t carry drinks or dangle a plastic bag because those smart monkeys will sure to steal them away from you. That in itself was entertaining to see.

Check out my pictures below and read more of my Malaysia posts:

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Batu Caves – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | #DTour @mjtam
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Participated in a Hindu Blessing Ceremony

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Back down after climbing up Batu Caves – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | #DTour @mjtam
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MJ Tam

Head Chicagonista, Co-host of the Chicagonista LIVE! show, Founder of Women Driving Excellence. MJ is also the annual host of SocialRevUp - Brands & Bloggers Summit (#bbsummit) attended by about 200 professional high-profile bloggers nationwide. Follow MJ on Twitter: @mjtam

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