Capital: Kuala Lumpur

Points of interests:

• Petronas Twin Tower
• Batu Caves

Batu caves

Batu caves are famous Hindu temples, located just cca13 km to the north of Kuala Lumpur. There are two large statues: gold statue of Lord Morugan and green monkey deity outside a shrine. The 272 steps lead up to the Temple Cave. The main Temple Cave is free, there is admission to visit the Dark cave, which is about 3/4 the way up on the left. We got there on direct KTM Komuter train and from the station it is only 2 minutes walk to the Batu Caves entrance. This is a sacred place so the dress code applies. So make sure your legs and shoulders are covered or hire/purchase a sarong there.

My verdict: Overrated. The large statue is impressive but this place is for full of garbage, pigeon excrements and not very friendly monkeys. The stalls inside the cave selling souvenirs spoil the spiritual feel. I wouldn’t return but go and see for yourself. Allow half an hour at Batu Caves.
Visited: 11.3.2014

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Petronas Twin Tower

The Petronas Twin Towers reaching a height of 452 meters were in 1996 declared the world’s tallest buildings. The title was lost in 2003 to 509 m structure in Taipei. Petronas Twin Towers are one of the most expensive buildings in the world.

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