Monday, June 02, 2008

Doorless Toilet vs 5-star Toilet

I have heard so much about the toilets in China before but have never really used those. What I’ve heard was: toilets are without door not flush.

In the past, when I was in China, I tried to go to places with modern toilet facilities. So far, haven’t been exposed to this type of toilets, until my recent Lijiang Trip.

After visiting the Tiger Leaping Gorge, while we were at the First Bay of Changjiang River, we stopped at a site that is less visited. And here, we saw this type of toilet for the first time!

traditional toilet without door

They only have a drain that connects a few ‘units’ of toilets. And each unit has walls that are about waist height. All are WITHOUT door. So, users have to go in and pull down the pants and squat down – with all the processes viewable by other users. This is what we felt very uncomfortable.

Luckily, there were only the 3 of us, no other visitors/users. We told each others – “DON’T LOOK!”! LOL! As if others are interested to look at you! :p

Oh, BTW, even in modern toilets, we have seen people squat down doing BIG business, without closing the door, and they were facing OUT. Aiyoh! I guess they are just not used to having toilets with doors. LOL!

In comparison to these Traditional Toilets, we found this “5-star toilets” at the Yunnan Nationalities Village.
5 star toilet

I went to this toilet, and immediately I laughed-out-loud! They even provide TV on the wall. So, you won’t miss your favorite program, even if you have to go to the toilet. Hahahahah!


My Bug Life said...

I have heard of China's infamous toilets..hhahha. I cannot imagine w/o doors and some other person taking in the sight and not to mention the odor....ok, enuff said...:D

jazzmint said...

wahh...the toilet so canggih ada tv keke

Suzette aka Lazy Bone said...

my bug life: Hehe, actually in the past I refused to go to China because of toilet issues. In the past few trips to China, I only stayed in town, i.e. with modern toilet. This is the first time I went out of town - and out of Serious Emergency, I had no choice but to try it. Luckily just the 3 of us, and we promised each other not to glance over. Hahaha! What a great experience. :p

jazzmint: hehe, you are right! I was so amazed with that TV and I actually hit my head badly as a result of laughing too hard! LOL!

Matthew said...

That first toilet wasn't so bad...I've seen much worse here in China. Did that one at least have plumbing that went somewhere?

My Personal Finance Blog said...

exactly , i agree with matthew . The first toilet wasnt so bad.