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World’s Worst Toilets #1: Ancient Outhouse Squatter at the Mekong Delta (Vietnam)

Imagine if you had to go to the bathroom at night?

Found in the Mekong Delta region in Vietnam at a rice noodle factory- an old outhouse and rural brother to the asian squat toilet. How is it done? You go inside that box and straddle on the tree branches and watch out below! Don’t worry about there being traces of your last night’s dinner, the fish below are there to help you out.

Did I have to use this? Thank God, no. Fortunately for tourists and Vietnamese, the western toilet (with bedee) has been introduced . Still, in the more rural areas, an Asian squat might be the only option.

If you’ve ever wondered why the biodiversity in the Mekong River is so rich and why the fish grow so big… now we have a clue.

7 Comments

  1. Hoo Sze Ling says:

    No fish for me if I ever go to Vietnam!

  2. Tina says:

    You need a GoGirl! It makes me impervious. I can pee anywhere. In dank bus toilets, off tall buildings, in bizarre suspended river squatters. I’m fearless, I tell you. http://www.go-girl.com/

    • @Tina: I originally bought a Freshette a few years back. It looks like the same thing. Peeing isn’t so much of a problem w/ them, but you do feel a bit gender confused. But what about the other calling?

    • @Tina: ha ha… I originally bought a Freshette a few years back. It looks like the same thing. Peeing isn’t so much of a problem w/ them, though you feel kinda gender confused when you use it. But what about the other calling?

  3. Ekua says:

    How do you even use this toilet???

    • @Ekua: Sorry bout that- ha ha.. Think I was so mortified and grateful for not using it, I forgot to explain that part. You straddle on the tree branches and squat. The fish down below will shout “Dinner time!”

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