When going to a new place, we always try to look for something different to do. Lots of the excursions here featured city tours and we decided to go on one that featured the #BatuCaves, before it went into the city.
The caves are a vast limestone area. carved out millions of years ago, which were converted into a place of worship for the Hindu religion and there are temples around and inside the caves. The 350 steps going up didn't give us much of a problem but coming down you had to be careful not to slip.
The vast cavern was impressive with its ornate temples and there were small monkeys living in it. It was fascinating watching people arriving to worship in their finery and seeing the traditions involved.
The next stop was a short drive into the centre of Kuala Lumpur; the KL Tower,which the guide told us was now the 7th highest in the world, but is slowly going down the rankings as more are built. We proceeded up to the viewing platform where we could walk 360 degrees round looking over the city. The views were good, but I have seen better in other cities, although it was a shame we could not go right to the top of the tower, as this would have been more interesting.
After a stop for lunch, we were taken to view the #PetronasTowers; a standout piece of modern architecture. We would rather have had the chance to go into this impressive building and go across the walkway, if this is allowed. On a side note the local youths did a roaring trade selling clip on, wide angle lenses, for your phone, so you could capture both towers in one picture.
Summing up the day, the guide could talk in an Olympic event, as he talked for the full journey there and most of the way back, giving us a headache! Having said that, he clearly loved his country and even tried to get us to retire there.
The trip was advertised as the 'Best of Kuala Lumpur' and although we did stop in a couple of places there must be more to see; trip advisor lists 105 things to see or do! A drive round the main centre of Independence Square, to see the colonial architecture would have added to the day out.
However, the caves were well worth a visit and one of the highlights of the holiday, whereas the city tour only gave us a brief glimpse of some of the sights, which was a shame.
Looking at pictures, Kuala Lumpur, certainly seems to come to life when lit up in the evening. A pity we couldn't experience it!