Batu Caves....ok but the monkeys were better!
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So yeah, we didnt do alot today. We took the public bus to the Batu Caves that we had heard were worth a day trip. The bus was only 2 Ringgits each whereas a taxi wouldv'e been 40! Glad we took the bus because we stayed at the caves maybe an hour and a half tops! The bus was so cheap because it was on the local route and went all over. It took a good hour at least to do a half hour journey but it was still fun to see all the local neighbourhoods.
So the caves. They have a big 43m high Murga statue outside (Buddhist symbol) and then 272 steps upto the cave entrance. It wasn't too bad a climb but we were still a bit sweaty by the time we got up there. The first cave after you pass the compulsory gift shop was very high (about 100m) which was impressive but other than that there wasn't really much to see. The second cave up spme more steps was less interesting. The caves are set up to be accessible for lots of pilgrims at certain times of the year so I think it would be more spectacular at that time.
The only really interesting thing was the two tribes of monkeys hanging aroound. They spent most of their time stealing rubbish and left over food from the bins or fighting among themsleves. There were some very cute little ones and I ended up taking more pics of them than the caves!!
Had some awsome food off the street resturants for tea. A guy was selling fried things on sticks from the back of his van so we had a few of those as a stater and they were very good. Then sat and had some good meat and rice. It was orginally going to be cheap but once the service and government tax is added on it takes away the cheapness!!!