World’s Worst Toilets #1: Mekong Delta Tree Outhouse Toilet, Vietnam

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worlds worst toilets: Mekong Delta Tree Outhouse Toilet

 

Imagine if you had to go to the bathroom at night? Be careful of your footing…

Found in the Mekong Delta region in Vietnam at a rice noodle factory– an old outhouse and rural brother to the asian squat toilet. This guaranteed made my list of World’s Worst Toilets, simply for lack of safety and uh… the visual appearance.

A tree outhouse toilet in the Mekong Delta?

How do you use an outhouse toilet of this nature? 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. This is as rural as it gets.

Did I have to use this?

Thank God, no. Fortunately for tourists and Vietnamese, a western toilet with bidet is more common. Still, in the more rural areas, an Asian squat toilet 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.

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No fish for me if I ever go to Vietnam!

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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/

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How do you even use this toilet???

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    @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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