Today’s post is part of a weekly series called “Travel Toss-Up,” in which we ask you to take your pick between two amazing travel experiences.
This week’s toss-up offers a choice of two places with spiritual significance to their respective cultures.
Would you rather…
… trek to Lamayuru, a Buddhist monastery in the mountains of Ladakh, India, or …
… visit the ruins of Xunantunich in Belize?
India’s remote Lamayuru Monastery, once home to as many as 450 Buddhist monks, is best reached by a difficult but spectacular two-week trek through the mountains of Ladakh. (Banjara Camps & Retreats is one company that offers trips.) Easier to reach are the ruins of Xunantunich in Belize, accessible by car and various tours. The site includes the ruins of several temples dedicated to Mayan gods.
Vote for your preference in the comments below!
— written by Sarah Schlichter