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See also my: Kuala Gandah

The Batu Caves

These are just out of town to the north and after a climb of 272 steps you reach the entrance to the cave – which is a Hindu Temple. The Thaipusam Festival is based here – Malaysia allows ‘full’ celebration – some other countries ban parts of it.
KL gets ever nearer and the view from the caves is now one of motorways and approaching suburbs.

Kuala Lumpur Batu Caves

Kuala Lumpur Batu Caves

Kuala Lumpur Batu Caves

Kuala Lumpur Batu Caves

Butterfly Park

In the Lake Gardens Park – just to the west of KL centre, lies the butterfly park. This is worth an hours visit if you are in the area; I guess the size of the enclosure is around an acre, but its lay out makes it seem larger.

The butterfly enclosure is OK, afterwards there is a display of preserved ones and then a shop – these last bits are frankly rather tatty…

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Selangor – Fireflies

About a 2 hour drive north west of KL, the main attraction of the area is the Firefly display, but before that starts you can visit the town park to see these chaps, there are a lot of them…

Then, as the sun sets, head for the river to find a seafood restaurant on the riverbanks, before going to see the Fireflies.

This riverside area seems to be mainly Chinese and they must be doing quite well… This highly ornate temple with fantastic marble etchings and carvings must have cost a fortune.

Sadly I can’t show you the Fireflys as it’s very dark and no filming allowed…

There are a few places with some kind of offer; we went to the one calling itself (rather grandly) the Firefly Resort (click for website), this is a good choice as you silently cruise the river on electric powered boats and see the Fireflies in the trees along the banks.

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