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This weekend we visited the awesome Batu Caves, the sacred place of the Hindus in Malaysia, which are situated thirteen kilometers north of K. L. They consist of three main caves and a number of smaller ones. The caves are made of limestone and stretch 400 meters deep into the rock. You have to climb 272 steps to enter the Temple Cave or Cathedral Cave which is the best known and largest of the caves. The ceiling is 100 m above the ground and this huge chamber is lighted by daylight from several holes in the ceiling which is 100 m above the ground.

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 All the way up the stairs, you are greeted  by long tailed-macaque monkeys, which are very friendly, especially if they think that you have food to offer.

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