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The World’s Most Scenic Toilets Are Shockingly Beautiful

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1 of 14|Nepal|A toilet at the base of the Himalayan mountain Ama Dablam
2 of 14|Belize|Little "toilet island" in the middle of the Caribbean Sea
3 of 14|Brazil|Two toilets made of palm tree leaves
4 of 14|Canada|An outhouse with a view that flushes twice a day in British Columbia
5 of 14|China|Toilet waterfall in Foshan
6 of 14|Germany|Men's restroom at the Sony Center in Berlin
7 of 14|Iceland|Toilet in Reykjavik
8 of 14|India|Panoramic toilet in in "Thiksey Monastry" in Ladakh
9 of 14|Norway|Lavatory with a special view
10 of 14|Taiwan|A washroom that taps its water from the nearby waterfall in Taroko National Park
11 of 14|A side profile view of a toilet designed for use in space
12 of 14|Tunisia|Toilets next to the road in Chott el Djerid, a large endorheic salt lake
13 of 14|USA|Portable toilet in Utah's Monument Valley
14 of 14|USA|Hut in snow in Fairbanks, Alaska

Toilets are necessities, but rarely are they also destinations worthy of your bucket list. Lonely Planet has collected more than 100 scenic and unique bathrooms from around the world for Toilets: A Spotter’s Guide and they are shockingly beautiful.

“Whatever you prefer to call them — lavatory, loo, bog, khasi, thunderbox, dunny, washroom or water closet — toilets are a (sometimes opaque, often wide-open) window into the secret soul of a destination,” the introduction reads. “In these pages you’ll find porcelain pews with fantastic views, audacious attention-seeking urban outhouses, and ecothrones made from sticks and stones in all sorts of wild settings.”

Pick up a copy of Toilets: A Spotter’s Guide to see more of the lavish lavatories that take taking a leak to the next level. Nature’s call has never been more spectacularly answered.

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