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

Last Updated on August 17, 2017 by Christine Kaaloa

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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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