Batu Caves

Only 13 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur's central business district and just outside the city limits, these famous caverns are easily accessible. The main Temple Cave has a ceiling looming over 100 metres overhead, and features ornate Hindu shrines. To reach it one has to climb a steep flight of 272 steps, a feat performed by as many as 100,000 devotees during the annual Thaipusam festival.