The Monkey God at Batu Caves, Malaysia

Hunaman the Monkey God

monkey god

Photo ©Rhonda Albom 2012

I know this is supposed to be a wordless post (for Wordless Wednesday), however I thought you would want to know something about the Monkey God.

Larger than life, this huge statue of Hunaman, the Monkey God seemed a bit of a surprise at the far end of the Batu Caves temple complex, located outside Malaysia’s capital city of Kuala Lumpur.  The Monkey God towers above the entrance to a temple dedicated to his worship.  Batu Caves contain natural beauty (discovered only after climbing the 272 steps to the entrance), Hindu temples and wild baboons, thus making it a wonderful site for families and photographers.  I wrote more about it on the day we visited back in April 2012.

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About Rhonda Albom

When I met my hubby he was looking for a traveling companion. Together we have moved to New Zealand and visited over 42 countries, most with our now teenage girls. Things rarely go as planned, and generally we have an amusing tale to tell. That's what Laugh Quotes is about - the fun side of our adventures and our expat life.


  1. What a neat statue – thanks for the info!
    Heather ~ Acting Balanced recently posted..Wordless Wednesday – At the beach in JanuaryMy Profile

  2. Thanks for describing love the photo bet he is bigger in real life than he seems in the photo.

    Imagine bumping in to him late at night heheh!

    Have a fantabulous week ;-)
    stevebethere recently posted..WW – Actual Crack In A Boeing 737 Window FrameMy Profile

  3. Awesome capture!

    Happy WW!
    veronica lee recently posted..Hilarious Thai AdMy Profile

  4. That’s a really GREEN Monkey.. awesome statue.
    Dominique Goh recently posted..Tin Mining and Horse and CarriageMy Profile

  5. That’s either a really long tail or something else hanging down between his legs.
    Michael Offutt recently posted..My Arthur C. Clark WTF momentMy Profile

  6. Holy Cow (actually…Holy Monkey)! Honestly, a little creepy – no monkey should be that big.
    @ParentClub recently posted..#WordlessWednesday with linkyMy Profile

  7. He is a bit creepy, but it is eye catching!
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  8. He strikes me as funny.
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  9. Sounds like an amazing place to visit!!

  10. Well he’s an interesting looking fellow!
    Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye recently posted..Wordless Wednesday Linky PartyMy Profile

  11. Such an amazing – and some kind of weird – sculpture! Although I respect their culture and religion but I cannot do anything against it that face is funny
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  12. Very interesting! Thanks for hosting and Happy WW!
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  13. that statue looks huge!
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  14. Did I comment earlier…I can’t remember. But this is really cool and very interesting!

    Thanks for the linky love too!

    Happy WW! :-)
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  15. That is one crazy looking and a little scary God.
    Janet@TheCatOnMyHead recently posted..WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: MOUSE BREATHMy Profile

  16. It reminds me of the known shrine in our place. Thanks for hosting..Mine is up here

    Purita recently posted..Wordless Wednesday: Family EscapadeMy Profile

  17. Wow, that is big!
    Colby S recently posted..Wordless Wednesday with Linky – Hard at WorkMy Profile

  18. What a magnificent looking statue! My kids also love it!
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  19. He’s impressive!

  20. wow! what a magnificent one! that look so unique! love the shot too. ;)

    Happy Wordless Wednesday! My entry is here , thank you. -Raquel-
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  21. makes you wonder how other cultures think…

    hey, you should apply for amazing race! you have some awesome experience for it!
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  22. Fascinating! Would love to visit there one day. Thanks for sharing and happy WW.
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  23. Wow, very…green ;-)
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  24. Thanks Kat.

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