The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India and is the focal point of the Hindu festival of Thaipusam. Since 1892, the Thaipusam festival in the Tamil month of Thai (which falls in late January/early February) has been celebrated there.
Rising almost 100 meters above the ground, the Batu Caves temple complex consists of three main caves and a few smaller ones. The biggest (shown above) is referred to as Cathedral Cave or Temple Cave, and has a very high ceiling featuring ornate Hindu shrines. To reach it, visitors must climb a steep flight of 272 steps. At the base of the hill are two more cave temples, Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave, both of which are full of Hindu statues and paintings.
The photo is from Trey Ratcliff’s trip to Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia. You can find the entire album on Flickr. Trey runs the super popular Stuck in Customs website and is one of the most famous travel bloggers in the world.
This is what happens when you tape a bunch of glow sticks to a ceiling fan, turn the lights out and take a long exposure photograph. Submitted earlier this month to reddit by user jareyjareyjareyjarey, the photographer says he randomly placed about 7 or glow sticks on each blade and then took a 30 second exposure.
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Reddit user Sick_Nerd_Baller submitted this hilarious photo last Friday to reddit where it promptly reached the front page and has been viewed 1.44 million times on Imgur since. He says his friend caught the priceless photo while diving in Australia.
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