Batu Caves, Malaysia
We visited the Batu Caves to see the wild monkeys in this amazing shrine to Hinduism. There are 272 steps up to the limestone caves, each one numbered for your counting convenience. When we went, the floor of the caves was being concreted and at the bottom of the steps were buckets of concrete mix and a sign requesting visitors to please help the workers by being good Hindus and carrying a bucket up to the top. It was a hell of a hot day, and we were sweating just contemplating the climb to the top whilst sitting in the shade, so we weren't feeling particularly religious enough to help them out -- besides, shouldn't it be a crime to concrete the floor of such a naturally beautiful place?
Wild monkey, eating a stolen garland of flowers
Wild monkey and her baby
Surprised wild monkey with his stolen goods
One of the gods
Monkey perching on a cliff
Monkey eating a coconut