Monday, December 6, 2010

Summarizing Batu Caves 总结黑风洞 ...


Before leaving Batu Caves, I thought I would 
summarize my visit to this place in short notes ....


... on Batu Caves ...


A mysterious place of the cave of bats 
used by Chinese settlers and "discovered" by an American Naturlist ...
more then 100 years ago ...



... but ironically became a sacred place for
Hindus and not just for the local pilgrims ....



... and of course you can enjoy the playful macaque monkeys
as you climb up the 272 steps ...



... or those which prefer to be around the tourist on the foothills ....



... you will see various Hindu temples in the caves above and below ....
it is perhaps the only one site in Malaysia you can find so many variety of Hindu temples ...



... and catching a glimpse of the daily life of the Hindu monks who live here ...



... or admire the facades and statues around the temples ...



... as it is hot and humid in KL,
do enjoy some refreshments in front of these temples ...



,,, or local fruits under the watchful eye of Lord Murugan ...



... and if and when you are hungry after the 272 steps up and down,
you can savor some Indian dishes along with some "pulled-tea" or "teh-tarik" ...



... the mysteries of this place may not be easily understood by you and me ...



... but the flowers for the prayers and offerings are as inviting as the
golden status of Lord Murugan ....



... from macaque monkeys to the pigeons who live here ....



Whether, you are young or old, local or a foreign visitor ...



I think you will enjoy something different ...



and I think there is probably always something that will interest you in Batu Caves ...
4th, November, 2010 ....

13 comments:

Olivier said...

waouh l'invasion des pigeons ;o)) j'aime beaucoup le contre jour

Traveling Hawk said...

Wonderful post, Wong! I enjoyed it very much.

Arnaud said...

I'd definitely love to visit there !

Life Ramblings said...

it's an amazing sight to behold to see such a giant statue in all its glory. I was awe-struck the moment i saw the statue last year but I felt so small standing next to it.

I'm not fond of monkeys but I do enjoy taking their pictures. they can be aggressive at times.

ES Lee said...

Another quality posting, I enjoy reading your blog. You did it again and again, you attached feeling to these photo, I love them all!

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Amiga siempre un placer pasar por tu rincón. Feliz semana.

Saludos y un abrazo.

UIFPW08 said...

Beautiful place..and beautiful shots.

Eyeliquor said...

What a nice impression..thank you very much Wong..
Now i would like to eat that food,have a small banana, and a few sips of that coffee! :))

Laura.M said...

Muy buena esta recopilación de imádenes Wong!!
Saludos. Laura

Two Tigers said...

Thank you so much Wong - this whole series was a delight to view, armchair traveling at its best! There is more than just documentation here, you convey the history and emotion and wonder, and even the lighthearted aspects of the place so very well. Enjoy your new week!

pietrzyk said...

Excellent,interesting post.Greetings Andrzej.

Kim said...

Well thank you for such a nice visual escape this cold winter morning! Beautiful post - what a treat!

UIFPW08 said...

best reportages..