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Batu Caves is a limestone hill to the north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which has a series of caves and cave temples. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows past the hill. Batu Caves is said to have been discovered by K. Thambusamy an Indian trader in the 1800s. The 'Orang Asli' (local aboriginal tribes called Jakun) had been aware of the caves for a long time. However, they became famous only after it was discovered by the American Naturalist, William Hornaday in 1878.
Of the various cave temples that comprise the site, the largest and best known is the Temple or Cathedral Cave, so named because it houses several Hindu shrines beneath its 100 m vaulted ceiling. These serve as the focus of the Hindu community's yearly Thaipusam (Tamil) festival.

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  • Copyright: Rina Khan (RinaKhan) (7)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-07-02
  • Categories: Castles
  • Exposure: f/14.0, 1/30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-09-19 9:38
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