Batu caves, KL, Malaysia

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  1. hovis

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    Just a few from the weekends trip to the Batu caves, a temple (national monument also) set in the southernmost limestone outcrop in the northern hemisphere, rising from around 45m above sea level to around 130 ish....

    The view of the main entrance as you approach...

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    There are smaller temple ..things, either side of the main entrance..

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    Then you realise what a ***** of a climb up it is......

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    200 odd steps and only half way.....

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    Then when you get to the top, there is a temple or two inside...

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    (not all photogenic..)

    On the way, I asked one of the locals for a bit of a hand (to try to ward off the impending heart attack), and this is all the reaction you get...

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    They're very defensive once they've knicked something as well....

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    General skyline view of KL on the way home, with rain over the centre

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    Hope you like
     
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    Wow, what an amazing place! In that first picture the first thing I thought was, "OMG, I wouldn't want to climb those!"
     
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    The first thing I thought was "Wow, nice crags. I wonder if they mind climbers, as long as they keep a respectful distance from the temples?" A quick check on Wikipedia revealed that climbing is permitted. They must be popular with climbers in KL.

    Thanks for showing us these.

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    That's a pretty incredible sight. I like how the height of the statue is about the same height in the image as the stairs.
     
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    Beautiful photos, and I'm in love with that monkey with a yellow thing pic. :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks for the comments guys - and it's an apple....
     
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    great series......I love to visit there one day.
     
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    Still, cute monkey :)
     
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    I like...
     
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    Question, what's with the vignette on the last one? Lens hood?
     
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    PS addition later. Just trying to add a little more focus and drama to the sky.
     

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