Caught the local train for a total of $2 to visit BaTu Caves less than half an hour ride north of KL. Looks like the rail system has just been extended to the caves tourist site because the ticket swiping machines were all wrapped in plastic.
Ashley and I counted 272 steps (one way) and they were steep. There was a 140 foot high
Gold Buddha to behold. There were Buddhism ceremonies taking place where we were allowed to view as long as our shoes were taken off. Once up to the top the view looking south was a magnificent city scape view of the KLTower and the twin Petronas Towers (the tallest twin towers in the world today).
There were monkeys everywhere grabbing at women’s floral hair pieces and plastic bags searching for food. This is where the girls got their hand decorated with henna and where we tried to drink coconut milk, however it wasn’t a hit.
Dinner was Malay. Chicken sticks with a satay sauce 70 Sen each (23 cents) and nasi goreng with chicken or mengi goreng with seafood all for 50 RM (Ringitt) = about $18 total for the 6 of us! It was all yummy of course.
And do you think we could get the girls into bed nice and early for a rude 3.15am wake up call? Yup…impossible. Plus Steve and I discussing how the backpacks are too heavy while we tried to pack them up again for our flight to Hanoi…but that’s another post another time.