Bring up the name Batu Caves and an image of the strikingly massive monument that seems to have been built by the gods comes to mind. Best known for its tourist attraction, the Batu Caves Temple is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India, where thousands of worshippers can be seen flooding the temple during Thaipusam. While much of Batu Caves may be defined by its temple, the township itself is also a prominent industrial, commercial, and services area.
Nestled within the Gombak district in Selangor, Batu Caves derives its name from the Malay word “Batu”, meaning “rock”. This combined with a series of caves and temples surrounding the township complete the name we all are familiar with. As a matured suburban area bordering Kuala Lumpur (KL), houses for sale in Batu Caves offer a holistic package of city living combined with nature and caverns that are uniquely Batu Caves.
One of the country’s proudest splendours, Batu Caves is a limestone comprising three major caves and a number of smaller ones. Cathedral Cave, the largest and most popular cavern in Batu Caves that houses several Hindu shrines is over 100 meters high. To get there, you will have to climb a whopping 272 steps up the limestone formation that is said to be dated to around 400 million years back. These unique traits exclusive to the Batu Caves Temple have helped the whole Batu Caves township to become more than a popular pilgrimage site, but also for travellers alike. We are not being overly sensationalizing when we say the temples have helped grow the township into a sprawling city. With that said, living in a condo in the vicinity will provide you with a spectacular view of one of Malaysia’s most iconic landmarks and its surrounding mountainous views.
Aside from fulfilling your spiritual self, the city of Batu Caves offers its very own experience of the green enclave. Residents can visit the Selangor State Park, the second-largest park in peninsular Malaysia after Taman Negara for a getaway in the world-class geological wonder that is the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge made up of entirely from milky white quartz; with dimensions of more than 14km long and 200m wide, the quartz ridge is one of the longest quartz formations in the world. Situated within one of the most extensively protected forest reserves in Malaysia, residents in Batu Caves especially those living in high-rise condominium will be able to bask in the surrounding nature that has made the city a compulsory visit for avid nature lovers.
Batu Caves is strategically situated just alongside MMR2 which makes its accessibility second to none. It is also accessible via other highways as it is located on the intersection between the MRR2, the LPT, and DUKE. The convenience that the highways have provided coupled with the fact that it is less than 15km away from the heart of KL has attracted more and more people into making Batu Caves their home; which pushed up the property value as well. Not only that, the emergence of new railways such as LRT and MRT lines for Batu Caves further sweetens the deal on top of the existing KTM line which is also linked with KTM Port Klang, Seremban Line, and Skypark Link to Subang Airport. Living in a condo presents the opportunity to capitalize on the facilities provided while staying in convenient locations.
Needless to say that given its location, Batu Caves also borders some key neighbourhoods with additional access to even more amenities and lifestyle options. Some of the neighbourhoods are Kepong, Sentul, and Gombak. With that said, if you are looking for a condo to stay that is within the vicinity of caves, nature, and city life combined, look no further than Batu Caves.