China bus signs can be hard to understand. Check out this visual guide to deciphering China bus signs. Bus route, current stop, start/stop times

Of all the transportation options in Chinese cities, the bus system is the hardest to learn, but the most rewarding once you learn the ropes. China bus stops are easily identifiable. Many stops will have glass enclosure and benches to sit on. Others will only have a post (like in the picture). The bus legend will either be on the post or attached to the bus stop enclosure. Bus Route – This is the big number at the top of the placard. Oftentimes, this number will be followed by 路, the Chinese word for “road.” Here it would mean “bus route.” Bus Stops – Each stop the bus makes will be listed on most signs. In the example bus stop sign, the current stop is highlighted using red font. As you can see, this stop is the second stop for #23 bus. The previous stop is in grey (meaning it’s already been past) and the upcoming stops are in black. The red arrow on the left side indicates that stops progress from top to bottom. Bus Times – On the top right corner of the sign will be two times (written in the 24 hour military clock). 前班车 is the time of the first bus, and 未班车 is the time of the last bus. Occasionally, there will be times listed near the bottom of the green section. This indicates...

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