World's Weirdest Travel Signs!

Did that sign really just tell you to flash the toilet? Or watch out for winos crossing? Here are 19 silly signs from around the world that you have to see to believe.

  1. "High on a mountaintop on the Japanese island of Miyajima, we were informed by a sign on the protocol should we encounter a monkey on the trail...lucky for us, we did not."

    (Courtesy peghaz/myBudgetTravel)
  2. "In India, there's a pecking order among modes of transport with everyone sharing the same limited street space, and all use their horns to get others to move over. Mumbai has numerous public service signs like this one. My drivers thought the signs were a success and claimed 'It's much better this year than it was last year.' I can't imagine!"

    (Courtesy galtravel/myBudgetTravel)
  3. "Caution! Watch out for winos in Nairobi, Kenya."

    (Courtesy pamajama/myBudgetTravel)
  4. "During our cruise on the Yangtze River in China, our tour group visited the Three Gorges Dam. This sign was at the entrance—good thing I didn't bring my 'pretend' plastic knife (from breakfast) that morning! Nor my shampoo bottle (which had 'exploded' during my overseas flight)!"

    (Courtesy AspenGal/myBudgetTravel)
  5. "Noticeable butts."

    (Courtesy firefly426/myBudgetTravel)
  6. "I saw this sign while driving out of Edinburgh, Scotland. This has to be the funniest sign I have ever seen."

    (Courtesy cklohm/myBudgetTravel)
  7. "I noticed that only tourists were sitting in the area marked for no sitting. A couple of the ladies were speaking English, but I guess they couldn't read English!"

    (Courtesy LadyTraveler/myBudgetTravel)
  8. "Safe pathways? This sign was on the grounds of a lodge in Tanzania. So I guess this means that you are safe as long as you stay on the pathway!"

    (Courtesy jfenson/myBudgetTravel)
  9. "No drunken lords allowed! I took this shot of a sign near Chendu, China. It was a sign warning travelers about the risks of riding the cable car down the mountain. I think some of the translation was a little off..."

    (Courtesy SPhillips/myBudgetTravel)
  10. "A sign in the bathroom in Italy's Cinque Terre. This sign gives interesting instructions for operating the toilet."

    (Courtesy joe8211943/myBudgetTravel)
  11. "This is a sign outside Taylor's Grocery Restaurant near Oxford, MS. There is usually a wait, but everyone brings coolers and tailgates in the parking lot while they're waiting on their table. You'll see folks playing cards and drinking cocktails."

    (Courtesy mookie/myBudgetTravel)
  12. "What more could you possibly need on a road trip through Arizona?"

    (Courtesy hoboannie/myBudgetTravel)
  13. "This sign greets tourists on the journey down into Cenote Dzitnup in the Yucatan. We weren't sure what "slepering" meant, but we were careful anyway."

    (Courtesy Rebalyn/myBudgetTravel)
  14. "Japan is known for its beautiful gardens…thus, a Kyoto display of its VIP moss!"

    (Courtesy peghaz/myBudgetTravel)
  15. "So you can only ride bikes uphill? Sign seen on the city wall surrounding Xi'an, China. You could walk, or rent bicycles to ride around the 'old city' on top of the city wall, but it was mostly flat—I didn't see any 'Downhills'!"

    (Courtesy AspenGal/myBudgetTravel)
  16. "Don't handle the bats."

    (Courtesy jconant/myBudgetTravel)
  17. "While my sister-in-law and I were admiring the beauty of Rome and the Vatican, I noticed my husband and his brother laughing and taking a photo. There they were cracking up at this sign, saying something about "no one-legged women are allowed in the Vatican." They laughed about that forever. Men!"

    (Courtesy melbajoe/myBudgetTravel)
  18. "A  bank sign in Calcutta, India. I couldn't help wonder if this sign was serious. Or was it just kidding."

    (Courtesy djones60/myBudgetTravel)
  19. "Eau de toilette? Oh, the bad wording! This sign outside the very first men's room we encountered at London's Heathrow airport helped me to immediately forget about any thirst I might have developed on a long flight from New York."

    (Courtesy sbogen/myBudgetTravel)

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