Batu caves(hei feng dong)
On a cloudy day we went to Batu Caves.The weather was not so hot because of the before night’s raining and it was right decision to go there in such weather since you need to climb the stiff upside step without any shady.
We take the grab there for about 20rm from resident room. The driver is a third generation of Chinese.He is a very young handsome guy with big smile on his face. At the beginning he talked with us in Chinese putonghua and asked us if we can speak guangdong hua when he heard that we are from there. We felt sorry for our single lauguage speaker. He said that mastering multiple language here is very normal and also job needs. What he said is true. For almost two weeks i met the grab driver 80% are Chinese 2 or 3 generation, they can speak at least four to five languages and transfer them leisurely, they are really genius in language learning and the environment give them good chance. He never go to china and his ancestors’ hometown is Fijian, but he heard a lot of customers talk about his home country. He said he really want to get the chance to study there and have a look. I said welcome home! With Chinese face and blood, no matter where you are, you feel your root is in china and the generations are all proud of the fast developing of china.
With happy talking, we arrived the destination before we know it.he told us that most of the residents here are Indians, they just celebrated their new year festival several days before on the roadside, so there were garbage here and there. We look outside, it is true, a little uncomfortable.
Drop off the taxi, went through some shopping tents, we saw a square with colorful temple on the left and high painted steps forward. An impressive statue-- Hindu deity,standing on the right of the cave’s gateway,the status costs a lot of gold paint, it is said to be the second highest indian deity in the world .
people from different places walking up and down. There are monkeys running here and there, sometime they rob the tourists bags for food.
You can also heard the roosters’ crowing, the birds flying around the caves and standing on the cliffs. It is really a special experience for us to see such a big cave and quite different Indian culture and Indian people which made us seems arrived in India.
It is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in Gombak, Selangor.It takes its name from the Sungai Batu (Stone River), which flows past the hill. It is the tenth limestone hill from Ampang. Batu Caves is also the name of a nearby village.
Heifeng cave is about 13 kilometers away from the commercial center.