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From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves Cultural Temple Tour

4.8 / 5

65 reviews

Activity provider: Travelvago

From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves Cultural Temple Tour

Activity provider: Travelvago

From US$ 28.38 per person

Discover one of the most important sites for Hindu pilgrims on a 4-hour sightseeing tour to the Batu Caves from Kuala Lumpur. Walk up the 272 steps to the golden statue of Lord Murugan. Then, go to the 6-tier Chinese temple of Thean Hou.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Kuala Lumpur or Petaling Jaya.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Climb the 272 steps of the Batu Caves
  • Drive through some of Kuala Lumpur's colorful neighborhoods, such as Brickfields and Little India
  • See the beautiful 6-tiered Thean Hou Temple
  • Bargain for souvenirs in China Town
  • Visit the National Mosque of Malaysia and learn about its history
  • Walk through the local market of Masjid India and get a feel for the local community
Full description
Depart Kuala Lumpur or Petaling Jaya at your chosen time (09:00 or 14:00) and journey towards Batu Caves, passing through Little India and the Brickfields neighborhood, known for its colorful streets and unique shops. After a 30-minute scenic drive, arrive at the Batu Caves to discover the home of Hindu shrines and various religious deities. Listen as your guide explains the Hindu roots of the nation and climb the 272 steps to the golden statue of Lord Murugan. Once at the top, go to Cathedral Cave to see the largest cave in the complex, and hear about the background to this most intricate of Hindu shrines.  Then, drive to Thean Hou Temple, a 6-tiered pagoda temple atop Robson Heights. Completed in 1987 and officially opened in 1989, it was built by the Hainanese community of Kuala Lumpur and is dedicated to the goddess Tian Hou (The Heavenly Mother). Continue to China Town to enter the site of dozens of restaurants and food stalls tended by Chinese, Indian, Malay and Bangladeshi traders. Watch as they serve up local favorites, such as curry noodles, Hokkien mee (a Fujian noodle dish), ikan bakar (barbecued fish) and asam laksa (a sour, fish and tamarind-based soup). Next, see the stunning National Mosque of Malaysia (Masjid Negara), set in 13 acres of beautiful gardens. Admire the bold approach taken by its architects who designed it in the late 1950s as a symbol of the aspirations of the newly independent nation. Benefit from a hotel drop off at the end of the tour services.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • 4-hour tour by air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • You can present an electronic or printed voucher at the meeting point
  •  Please wear comfortable shoes as the tour involves walking
  •  Please note that the tour may be cancelled by the supplier due to unforeseen circumstances. Payment will be refunded to your account within the next 3 to 4 working days
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 65 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Fun and informative tour!

I learned a great deal about Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur in this tour. I happened to be the only person booked for the tour this day, which meant I basically had my own personal tour guide. Ganesh was a fantastic guide. He was friendly, knowledgeable about Kuala Lumpur history and the sites we went to, and he was a very safe driver. He even offered to take my picture for me at many of the locations we went to, and treated me with some Malaysian bananas! Overall, a great tour for someone who wants to know more about cultural areas (temples, Batu caves, etc.) of Kuala Lumpur from a local.

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August 30, 2017

Great Value!

We were only in the city for the one day and this was the perfect way to get a taste of Kuala Lumpur. Fantastic to see all the temples and the Batu Caves were amazing, great to get the history and info from our guide while traveling around. They were great at accommodating us for re-scheduling another time when our flight was delayed

June 11, 2017

We had a fantastic tour of places of worship with our guide, Ganesh

Ganesh collected us promptly from our hotel and took us to different types of temples, a cathedral and the Batu Caves. The main cave is very awe-inspiring and the monkeys were fun to watch. The steps are extremely steep, but it wasn't very crowded so we didn't feel rushed. We finished the trip off with a delicious lunch at one of the restaurants at the foot of the steps. Ganesh was very informative about the history of the region as well as the different places we visited.

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June 9, 2017

Product ID: 74794