The Batu Caves in Malaysia is a limestone hill, which has a series of caves and cave temples located in Gombak district 13 kilometres north of Kuala Lumpur. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River which flows past the hill. The Batu Caves temple complex consists of three main caves and a few smaller ones, the biggest, referred to as Cathedral Cave or Temple Cave has a 100 m-high ceiling and features ornate Hindu shrines. There are two more cave temples at the base of the hill featuring an Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave, both of which are full of Hindu statues and paintings.
These caves are the venue for many festivals throughout the year and have many attractions, such as a diverse range of cave fauna and some unique species such as Liphistiidae spiders and Eonycteris and Rousettus fruit bats and macaque Monkeys which visitors can feed. Tours are easily arranged with expert guides to allow you to experience this historical Far Eastern wonder in all of its glory and will give you an informative and educational journey that you and your family will never forget.
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