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Batu Caves is qualified for world heritage site

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According to information given in the Unesco website, there are about 20% of the world heritage sites have some sort of religious or spiritual connection.

At least thirty Hindu places of worship already listed in the world heritage site. Set aside the world famous Angkor Wat and Prambana, other Hindu temples in the prestigious list are Elephanta Caves, Kailasnatha Temple (Ellora Caves) and Konark Sun Temple in India, and Pashupatinath Temple and Changu Narayan in Nepal.

I as a world heritage enthusiast who is maintaining a world heritage website named for fun would like to rebut Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz that Batu Caves is not meeting a single criterion for listing in the UNESCO world heritage site.

In my own assessment, Batu Caves has at least meeting three criteria in the category of cultural and natural heritage properties.

·to bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilisation which is living or which has disappeared;

· to be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works […]