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Malaysia travel guide, with articles, photos, resources, and best things to see and do, created by As We Saw It photo & travel blog.

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How to Photograph Thaipusam at Batu Caves

Thaipusam at Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

As one of the Kuala Lumpur's top attractions, you should make it a point to visit Batu Caves while you're in town. However, there is one time of year when the site is especially popular, and that's when Tamil Hindus go there to celebrate Thaipusam.

Batu Caves had long been on our “must visit” list, and the festival was a perfect reason to go. We find it hard to resist a cultural experience like that. It's loud, colorful, and festive. But you'll need a strong stomach for the experience and we'll explain why down below.

For us, the biggest question was, how do you photograph a site you've never visited before, especially with more than one million people in attendance?

This following the challenge of getting up at 4:00 a.m., only to learn the hard way that the MRT subway doesn't run that early in Kuala Lumpur. Time for Plan B: Find an Uber driver who is awake that early and willing to take us to the city's outskirts.

It took a while, but we managed.

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Tourism website: Tourism Malaysia

Time zone: UTC/GMT +08:00

Currency: MYR – Malaysian ringgit

Official language: Malaysian and English

UNESCO World Heritage sites: 4