The limestone forming Batu Caves is said to be around 400 million years old. Some of the cave entrances were used as shelters by the indigenous Temuan people..
Wooden steps up to the Temple Cave were built in 1920 and have since been replaced by 272 concrete steps. Of the various cave temples that comprise the site, the largest and best known is the Temple Cave, so named because it houses several Hindu temples beneath its high vaulted ceiling.
Standing at 42.7 m (140 ft) high, the world’s tallest statue of Murugan is located outside Batu Caves, near the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.