Time spent in the toilet is often time spent distracting oneself from the graffitied and mold-ridden walls of your cubicle, but with these bathrooms, you might forget what you went there for in the first place. Located everywhere from the frigid Himalayan plateau and on a picturesque desert island in the Caribbean Sea, to a waterfall washroom in a Taiwanese national park, they are part of a selection of 100 of the world’s most scenic and unique bathrooms compiled by Lonely Planet in a new guidebook titled Toilets: A Spotter’s Guide. “As any experienced traveler knows, you can tell a whole lot about a place by its bathrooms,” says Lonely Planet in the book’s introduction. “Toilets are a window into the secret soul of a destination.”
Toilet waterfall in Foshan
Panorama toilet in in Thiksey Monastery
Lavatory with a special view. Kongsberg, Norway
A side profile view of a toilet designed for use in space
Toilets next to the road in Chott el Djerid, a large endorheic salt lake in southern Tunisia.
Portable toilet in Monument Valley, Utah
Hut in snow, Fairbanks, Alaska.