The Best and Worst Toilets Around The World

Top 5 Worst Toilets Around The World

  • Siem Reap, Cambodia

In a small hostel not far from the temples, this squat toilet smelt worse by the day. By the end of our stay we were convinced something must have died in it, and we were more than ready to head to the next destination on our Round the World trip.

  • Everest Base Camp, Tibet

Not so much a toilet as a square hole in the ground with a long sheer drop. Best not to go at night: no lights and you really could feel that freezing Everest air chilling you to the bone.

  • On the road in Rajasthan, India

Desperate for the toilet we stopped off at a random village on the way to Ranthambore. Wish we had not, the toilet was just a bucket and a sponge (both already used). I decided to wait until the next vaguely hygienic place on my round the world agenda.

  • At the Laos / Vietnam border crossing

Only one toilet for ladies, not a squat toilet, but the seat and floor were covered with human filth. Hovering over the seat with a 70 litre backpack and all my other possessions in hand was hard work.

  • Fraser Island, Australia

Night time. No toilet where we were camping. Instead we had to wander into the darkness, shovel in hand.

Top 5 Best Toilets Around The World

  • Singapore Airport

The cleanest toilet you could ever hope to visit, with an alpine fresh smell. If you transit through Singapore airport on when you're travelling around the world, this is definitely a good bet.

  • Shibuya District, Tokyo, Japan

Who would not love a self-cleaning toilet that washes your bum and sings to you !?

  • Xian, China

Top floor of a club, every cubical had its own disco ball and flashing lights round every mirror. A unique and memorable moment of my Round the World trip.

  • Lao Tingri, Tibet

For the view alone, looking out onto the Himalayas – spectacular

  • Lovoni Village, Levuka Island, Fiji

Covered from floor to ceiling with newspaper clippings, you could spend a long time in here.

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