The toilets of the world

How to survive the toilet on your travels

Petr Liška
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The toilets of the world
Inserted: 13.12.2018

How varied the experiences can be in traveling, so similar are the toilets that you encounter on your journeys. With this article, we want to prepare you for what can also meet you in the world in the toilets and what you have to prepare morally. You will mostly remember the worst of the worst, but occasionally you come across a light exception

Privacy in the toilet

The first thing you expect from the toilet is personal privacy. But in many countries you will not expect it – barriers and doors are definitely not everywhere.

Privacy on the toilet in China

These are, for example, Chinese public toilets, where you do not have privacy. In the middle there is a trough, so you have the chance to see the „work“ of your neighbors

Privacy on the toilet in China
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Toilet in Nicaragua

In Nicaragua, you come across quite nicely processed two toilets, only the door is missing to the satisfaction. Most probably go to the nearby bush

Toilet in Nicaragua
Author: Pavel Čáp © gigaplaces.com

Public toilets in India on the street

India, a country where most of the population still has no toilet, and walks somewhere behind the house in the field is famous for the world's worst public toilets. Is it possible to use it?

Public toilets in India on the street
Author: Martina Pill © gigaplaces.com

Toilet at the Gabon road

Sometimes they can even build a public toilet at minimal cost – just by tapping the sign next to the road. Of course, no privacy, and the water-filled terrain is not good

Toilet at the Gabon road
Author: Jaroslav Málek © gigaplaces.com

Toilet in Mongolian wilderness

The endless plains, deserts and steppes are of privacy-free places in the „nature“ toilet, so please this luxurious toilet in the middle of the wilderness.

Toilet in Mongolian wilderness
Author: Pavel Čáp © gigaplaces.com

Types of toilets around the world

The main division of the toilets is:

  • WC (water closet), typically found in Europe and North America
  • Turkish toilet: mainly in Asia
  • Classic dry toilet, often in the form of a „hole in the ground“. You will probably see it most often in the more remote parts of the world.

Hole in the ground

Variants on „holes in the country“ can be found in Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and other Asian countries, but also in Ukraine

Hole in the ground
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European Toilet in Asia
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

European Toilet in Asia

When they tell you in Asia that the benefit of their hotel is a European toilet, you do not always have to win. Azerbaijan

Frozen pyramid of shits
Author: Jiří Břešťál © gigaplaces.com

Frozen pyramid of shits

If you move in mountain areas where the toilet is well below zero, you will see interesting stalagmites made from feces. Slightly disgusting :-)

Toilets that are worth it

Fortunately, in the world, you will find not only the disgusting toilets but also the ones worth visiting

Japanese toilets
Author: Jaroslav Málek © gigaplaces.com

Japanese toilets

The best and cleanest toilets of the world can be found in Japan. Would you like a remote control to the toilet and have a wash with warm water and blow-dry? Everything is possible

The deluxe toilets

In Thailand, you will find really great toilets that are in the style of the rest of the building

The deluxe toilets
Author: Pavel Čáp © gigaplaces.com

Unique toilets

In St. Petersburg encounter public toilets, for example, in the parked bus

Unique toilets
Author: Tomáš Tichánek © gigaplaces.com

Mountain toilets

The mountain toilets can be cold and windy, but the view around the area is often amazing

Mountain toilets
Author: Pedro Gula © gigaplaces.com

Romantic toilet

Fireplace and toilet in the mountains, almost romantic combination

Romantic toilet
Author: Mařek Miláček © gigaplaces.com

Stylish toilets

Stylish and clean toilets can be found in the national parks of the West of the USA, architecturally fitting into the surrounding countryside

Stylish toilets
Author: Martin Gregor © gigaplaces.com

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