The May Day holiday has come and gone in China. Of course, here in America we like to celebrate our Labor Day in September…with barbecues and beer. Following my painfully long bus ride from Chengdu during my first May Day holiday, I had a few hours to wander around the small town of Songpan. There isn’t much to do in Songpan, but it is a sight to see.
Unlike my final destinations of Huanglong and Jiuzhaigou, Songpan was uncrowded and peaceful. It was a welcome change from the 12+ million that surrounded me in Shenzhen. The traditional architecture was also a great reason to see Songpan. I also had some really good spicy yak jerky there.