Kuala Lumpur is a city that proves nature and mankind can go hand in hand. The city is built in what was the South East Asian rainforest, yet it has not eradicated all evidence of this. It maintains natural parks reminiscent of the ancient rainforest, and the Batu Caves close by have been around for 400 million years!
The first stop on the list was Thean Hou Temple.
Also a good spot for the romantics amongst you.
The concrete jungle looms close by. A quick snap of Kuala Lumpurs skyline can be enjoyed from the temple.
But nature also maintains a presence, as the temple offers views of the small rainforest near by.
And don’t forget the temple’s other local residents.
Next stop was the Skydeck KL Tower, where you can go up to a vertigo inducing height for a pretty reasonably priced meal and great views of the city, including the famous Petronas Towers.
A cool rainforest walkway then forms part of the way towards the Petronas Towers. Which is where we’re headed next!
And some light works in combination with the water feature on display too!
A half an hour train ride from KL Sentral to Batu Caves train station will take you to, you guessed it, the Batu Caves! An absolute must see in the city!
The Batu Caves have also become an area holy to the Tamil peoples of India, dedicated to Lord Murugan, and a focal point of the Hindu festival Thaipusam.
Kuala Lumpur is a very beautiful culturally diverse place being a majority Muslim city, with Hindu and Buddhist shrines and history also embedded within.
There’s quite a few stairs to climb before you enter the caves, and also a large guardian.
And watch out for these little ones. They’re sneaky and mischievous.
After what feels like quite the workout, with your legs starting to burn, the end is in sight!
The cave is more a large cavern, with the actual tunnels being further deep inside requiring special gear to go into. However, its still worth the climb up!
With the day coming to a close, it was time to feast on the famous Malaysian street food!
The food was beyond delicious, and I would fly back thousands of miles just to have it again!
And with the sun setting, the previously visited towers now looked even better.
And that was a day in Kuala Lumpur!
Next stop, a very long over night bus and ferry to Penang!
Photo Credits: Elisabeth.Gram