Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Batu Caves with Vicki

This was one of Vicki's last days in KL, so we wanted to see some of the local sights.  We had grand plans to get a babysitter for the morning and head out to see Batu Caves and then go to see the canopy walk at the FRIM (Forrest Research Institute Malaysia).  Unfortunately, there was a miscommunication with the babysitter, so we didn't end up getting to see the canopy walk.  Maybe next time.  

As you walk up to the caves you can see the giant "golden" statue, look it up if you really want to know

Along the way to the steps, they have a little park you can walk through for a fee.  I think it goes to another temple

Here is the entrance to the caves

Vicki taking a picture of the hundreds of pigeons that blanket the entrance to the caves

There are so many monkeys here

Here is a shot Vicki got of a mother monkey and her baby

Behind us you can see where you enter the caves.  You then walk through the caves and come out into an opening

Here is a shot of the opening in the back of the cave

This picture shows what a great view you have from the opening of the cave

On the way down, we noticed that this cave was closed off and they had a team of guides to would show you this extra cave for another fee

I thought it would be fun to pull out a bag of peanuts and see if I could get any monkeys to come eat...

...It was not fun, so I ran away very fast.  Looking back, I was probably not in any danger, but in that moment I was convinced a hoard of monkeys was going to come disfigure my face and haul Jaxson off into the jungle.

I found another monkey who was all alone, so I fed him

This is another statue that sits at the left entrance of the caves

After the caves, we decided to get a bite to eat at one of our favorite eateries, "The Bakery"

~Until next time~

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