Port Klang
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Port Klang is not of itself a major tourist destination, but it is the gateway to Kuala Lumpur and the western regions of peninsular Malaysia. There are also many nearby attractions that bring hundreds of thousands of passengers through the port each year.

Port Klang has an equatorial monsoon climate. It is usually hot and humid with abundant rain year-round but peaking in March and April. Temperatures range from an average high of 33 ° C (91 ° F) to an average low of 22 ° C (71 ° F). The west coast of the Malay Peninsula, where Port Klang is located, is protected from the northeastern monsoons that strike the east from November to February.

Port Klang is famous for its delicious and affordable seafood. Restaurants are plentiful, most along the roads on stilts above the water.

Pulau Ketam (Crab Island) is a beautiful and fascinating island just 20 kilometers, or a 30-minute boat ride, from Port Klang's Klang Jetty. Most of the residents of Pulau Ketam are ethnic Chinese. The island was once a thriving smuggling center, but today it deals in delicacies like dried squid and fish paste. Fresh seafood is abundant. Visitors will see the fishing villages where all buildings are built three to five feet above the swampland. At high tide, the buildings seem to float on the water.

Port Klang is about 40 kilometers west of the nation's capital, Kuala Lumpur. With a population of over 7.2 million in the metropolitan area of Kuala Lumpur, visitors will likely never run out of things to see and do. Shopping, fine dining, and nightlife opportunities are abundant, and visitors who want to be spoiled can find luxury spas and five-star hotels. There are ample opportunities for outdoor adventures and sports as well.

About 43 kilometers northeast of Port Klang, visitors will find the Batu Caves, a limestone hill with caves and cave temples, including one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India. The caves are thought to have been formed about 400 million years ago. The Batu Caves temple complex is made up of three main caves and some small ones. Some 270 steps up the hillside, Cathedral (or Temple) Cave is the largest, and it contains ornate Hindu shrines. There are many undeveloped caves with unique species of spiders and fruit bats, among other animals. There are also many macaque monkeys around the Batu Caves site that can be a menace. With more than 160 climbing routes, rock climbers also enjoy the Batu Caves area, and the sport has been increasing there over the last decade.

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