On the Kuala Lumpur City Tour with Batu Caves beside of the main city attractions you will also visit famous Batu Caves - a limestone hill, which has a series of caves and cave temples, located in Gombak district, 13 kilometres (8 miles) north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows past the hill. Batu Caves is also the name of the nearby village. Batu Caves is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia. It is also known as the 10th Caves or Hill for Lord Muruga as it is one of the ten most important shrines in India and Malaysia. T
he Lord Murugan statue at the foot of Batu Caves is the second tallest Hindu deity statue in the world with a heroic height of 42.7 metres (140 ft.). Dress Code for Visiting : Batu Caves is a religious place, therefore it is important for visitors to be respectful particularly when it comes to what you wear:
- Wear comfortable attire (no revealing attire).
- T-shirt or shirt with sleeves is fine.
- Long Pants are fine.
- Do not wear Short Pants or Hot Pants.
- Do not wear Short Skirts or Mini Skirts (above knee level).