Yesterday, residents of Bishan county in Chongqing municipality were presumably extremely excited to hear about the opening of a “five-star” tuhao public toilet that cost a mere 800,000 yuan to build.
Featuring a swanky interior design with marble and wood finishing, the bathroom was constructed with practicality and comfort in mind. The 150-square-meter facility has a central heating system that keeps the whole place at a cozy 26 degrees Celsius throughout the year
One room devoted to urinals also conforms to what is currently in vogue by allowing urinators a scenic view of the area while they do their business.
This is yet another example showing why Chongqing is the country’s leader in public toilet innovation. Earlier this year, the city was the first in China to introduce very open public urinals right out in the street.
There was also this public toilet which offered its users free 50 Mbps wifi, a speed faster than what most enjoy in the comfort of their own homes.
A few years ago there was a camera-shaped public toilet.
Not to mention the one that looks like Park Güell
In a country where public bathroom facilities are often less than reliable, we for one applaud the city of Chongqing for focusing on what really matters.
[Images via NetEase / NetEase]
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