A short drive north from Kuala Lumpur, the Batu Caves encompass three large caves and a few smaller ones, set in a limestone cliff face. The largest, known as Cathedral Cave, is reached by a climb up 272 steps, and features a significant Hindu shrine. The caves attract many tourists from Kuala Lumpur, but are also an important pilgrimage site for the Hindu community, and the centre for the annual Thaipusam festival.
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