When I visited Batu caves, a tourist attraction near Kuala Lumpur, and saw the stairs, the particular sentence from Kung Fu Panda II immediately popped up in my mind: “my old enemy, stairs”. And they are 272 of them. The place is situated 13 kilometers north of KL and it is considered the most popular Hindu shrine outside India, dedicated to Murugan. The 42.4 meters Murugan statue at the entrance costs approximately 24 million rupees and is the tallest in the world. Of course no one can avoid meeting those macaque monkeys if we go up the stairs and please don’t let those creatures distract you as you might fall. After climbing and descending the stairs, I had no energy to visit more caves temples at the base and that's how I spent one morning during my trip in KL.
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