Amenities with a Twist: 10 Unique Public Toilets

The World's Most Unusual Desirable Places

A country's culture can be judged by the state of its public toilets. Who said it first is unknown, but the man knew a lot about culture. Nowadays, public “amenities” can even become attractions that are visited not out of need, but out of interest.

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Switzerland, Engadin

Conveniences with a Twist: 10 Unique Public Toilets

In September 1899, the artist Giovanni Segantini retired to an alpine hut on the Schafberg mountain above Pontresina to complete the triptych Life. Nature. Death” for the World Exhibition in Paris. He met his death in this very place. And today you can enjoy life and nature here, at an altitude of 2731 m, having lunch in a mountain restaurant or sitting in the toilet. Named after Segantini.

Hundert-wasser Toilets

Kawakawa, New Zealand

The last project of the Austrian Friedensreich Hundertwasser, completed during the life of the artist, as well as his only project in the southern hemisphere. The work of art functions in the standard mode of a public restroom, but is more often photographed than used for its intended purpose.

Silk Cayes


A group of tiny islands in the middle of the Belize Barrier Reef is a protected marine reserve, a great place for diving and just swimming in crystal clear water. Only the sea, white sand, palm trees and a dry closet with two cabins. For especially intelligent tourists.

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Sagar-Matha National Park

Sagar-Matha National Park


Conveniences with a Twist: 10 Unique Public Toilets

Mount Ama Dablam is not the highest in the Himalayas, but one of the most picturesque. It is not difficult to come to this conclusion, contemplating its splendor at the exit from the toilet, ideally placed at an altitude of 4730 m in the village of Chukhung on the slope of Everest. The main thing here is not to freeze.

Porcelain Palace

China, Chongqing

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The largest and most luxurious public toilet in the world is made in the style of Gaudi and is designed for 2000 visitors. There are urinals in the form of heads of monsters and Madonnas, erotic sculptures, funny pictures, music plays … The porcelain palace is more like an amusement park.

Monument Valley

USA, Utah/Arizona

“We're committed to giving our customers exactly what they deserve,”, says the website of an American supplier of portable toilet cubicles that operates across the country, specifically in Monument Valley. Among the cinematic rock outcrops, typical beige booths look quite organic.

Café Achteck

Germany, Berlin

Conveniences with a twist: 10 unique public toilets

Berlin, as a modern and cultural city, has no shortage of automated self-cleaning cubicles. However, about 30 historical latrines of the late 19th – early 20th century remained here, called the Octagon Cafe. In one of them, by the way, the heroes of the film “Agents of A. N. K. L.” fought. Café Achteckoriginally designed for men, but now some have been redesigned for the needs of both sexes.

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