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This is where I spent New Year's Day. These are the Batu Caves on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, a location very important to the Hindu people of Malaysia. To the right of the frame you can see the 42.7 metre high statue of Lord Murugan. On the left of the frame you can see the 272 steps that lead to the caves. New Year's Day must be a significant date in the Hindu calendar as there were many pilgrims climbing those stairs. And yes, I climbed them too...eventually. The heat and humidity were incredible, but it was certainly worth it.

The caves were first discovered by Chinese fossickers in the early 1860s and their existence was formally recorded by Colonial authorities in 1878.

Canon 5D
f/10
1/100 seconds
ISO 125
65mm

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  • Copyright: Lisa DP (delpeoples) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5081 W: 367 N: 10617] (52305)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-01-00
  • Categories: Ceremony
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-02-21 6:06
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