"Honking" Top 5 Page for this destination Kunming Local Custom Tip by hooiluangoh

Kunming Local Customs: 29 reviews and 23 photos

If you happen to take a bus, do notice, perhaps make a count of how many times the driver presses on the honk (it's a button right below the bulb of the clutch stick.)

They love it, even when the object blocking them is 600m away, and they are driving at a speed of 20km an hour. Sometimes they do it not because anything is blocking, but just to tell the pedestrians " give way".

They do it following some musical rhythm they have invented, but this must surely be a fast-paced song, for the frequency is akin to a drummer hitting furiously on his favourite drum.

They do it when they know it's pointless. It's a 5pm traffic jam, it's red light ahead, but they do it anyway.

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  • Written Apr 11, 2004
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