It was already a quarter to six in the afternoon. At this time, I’m usually scrambling for a good spot to take sunset photos. In KL (and the rest of West Malaysia and Singapore), however, sunsets happen very late in the day. The sky was still very bright, which afforded us time to travel from Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur city center to the Batu Caves.

The Batu Caves is a limestone hill famous for being home to a Hindu shrine built within its spacious caverns. It’s one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur. From Agora Hotel in Bukit Bintang, we took the KL monorail to Bukit Nanas Station then changed to the Rapid KL line at Dang Wangi Station and dropped off at the Gombak Rapid KL Station.

Yeah, caves were quite far from the city center. From Gombak Station, Batu Caves was a final 20 minute taxi ride away.

Witnessing the sunset at Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Getting to the Batu Caves

Bukit Bintang Monorail Station

View of the Petronas Twin Towers at the KL Monorail ride

Covered walkway from Bukit Nanas Monorail Station to Dang Wangi Rapid KL Station

Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC)

Petronas Twin Towers

Wisma Denmark Tower

Dang Wangi Rapid KL Station

Entering the Batu Caves Hindu Temple

Batu Caves

We had limited time in KL. I was glad we chose to spend the sunset at the Batu Caves. It was amazing to see this kind of landscape very near from Kuala Lumpur.

The largest Lord Murugan statue in the world. Lord Murugan is one of the most revered Hindu deities of South India, especially among Tamil people.

Very tall staircase leading to the main temple caverns

Walking up the 272 steps

Local independent movie shooting. Batu Caves is also one of the pit stops during the Amazing Race US (Season 11) and Amazing Race Asia (Season 4)

Cave Entrance

Inside the cavern

Cave atrium

Sunset at the Batu Caves

Last glimpse of the Batu Caves

Batu Caves Tips

  • KL Monorail “Orange” Line from Bukit Bintang to Bukit Nanas Station (RM8) – RM1.2
  • Interchange to Rapid KL Kelana Jaya “Pink” Line (approx. 300m walk)
  • Rapid KL “Pink” Line from Dang Wangi (KJ1) to Gombak Station (KJ12) – RM2.3
  • Taxi to Batu Caves (20 minutes) – RM10 metered fare (one-way)