Monday, July 13, 2009

Genting Island

9:19 AM

Located approximately 11 kilometres north of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves is a popular natural attraction made up of a cluster of spectacular limestone caves, with the Temple Cave and its 100-metre-high ceiling being the focal point. What’s special about these caves is that besides being a wondrous creation of nature, it is also a sacred ground for the Hindus, with thousands thronging here every year to celebrate a major religious event in the Hindu calendar, the Thaipusam. During this day, Batu Caves comes alive with a procession of devotees carrying colourful kavadis up the 272 steps leading to the entrance of the Temple Cave.


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