Batu Caves

Kuala Lumpur and Batu Caves

Malaysia was on the other hand, like a lotion to me after the bustling streets of Bangkok and all the craze there, we had a blissful stay in Kuala Lumpur at the Reggae Mansion, situated in the old town area.  Petronas Twin Towers

The Petronas Twin Towers (World’s highest buildings for 6 years until Taipei took over) are outstanding and imposing. The inside is a shopping mall of course, but it also houses the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and some more institutions. In its close vicinity is the KLian space needle, which offers, honestly a poor overview on the towers — at least during the night.

Batu Caves and the 270 stairs

As a short evasion from the engineer’s world, to the north of KL, opens up the Batu Caves. A carst cave, formed in limestone, which at present houses a Hindu temple. The complex includes also the Dark Caves, for which they offer a guided tour. The guide I had was very sympathetic, working currently in the cave as a scientist. Somehow I felt after a while that caves are like mountains (shame on me), almost the same after a while, but seems that a new take on presenting the formations can attract interest again!

Ancestor on a leashThe whole formation is accessible by climbing 270 stairs, a nice warm up before something more serious! and yes, it would have been perfect if I opened my eyes on this one…

 

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