Standing at the base of the stairs and looking up 272 steps, I stared at the opening of a cave system said to be close to 400 million years old. Originally the Batu Caves were used as shelters by the indigenous Temuan people. It’s name derives from the Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows past the hill and it shares the name with the neighboring town. Today the Batu Caves are home to one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India and is dedicated to Lord Murugan.
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Source : HuffingtonPost.Com