WSE Travel - 1st day of Thaipusam - Jalan Sultan - crowds

I’ve never seen so many people move together in a religious ceremony – and this was just the beginning.

WSE Travel - 1st day of Thaipusam - Jalan Sultan - Malaysia

Chaos in the streets as the swarm moves forward

WSE Travel - 1st day of Thaipusam - Jalan Sultan - packed with devotees

Jalan Sultan is packed with devotees following the shrine. Only a handful can endure the pilgrimage.

WSE Travel - 1st day of Thaipusam - Jalan Sultan - The shrine begins it's journey

This is the last we saw of the shrine at this leg of it’s long journey. The next time we’d see it was 15 kilometres from here!

WSE Travel - 1st day of Thaipusam - Jalan Sultan - Empty shortly after the crowds

Jalan Sultan empties out very shortly after the crowds

For the finer details on this festival, please read my about experience with Thaipusam at Batu Caves!

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WSE Travel - Thaipusam - the crowds have formed

In just a few short hours, the crowds outside the temple had increased to incomprehensible numbers!