Asia | China | Sichuan Province | Leshan – Emei Mountain
Emei Mountain is one of the major Buddhist pilgrimage sites in China. I still remember how my legs sored for week after climbing it a few years ago, and opted to check out the much lesser known Emei town at the foot of the mountain instead this time.
Because of the prosperity brought by tourism, Emei has turned into a little Leshan with new highrise buildings and pop music blasting out of every store front. One street with wooden window panes and gray tile roofs still remained, but the tilse were being thrown onto the ground and a construction tractor was digging away as I walked by.
MY throat was scortching from the heat and ended up finding the best thing about Emei–its hole-in-the-wall eateries and snack stalls. So I went from one stall to antoher, trying everything from noodle soup and wonton to jello in brown sugar syrup until I absolutely couldn’t walk anymore, and hopped onto a bus to go back to Leshan.