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Sign worth looking out for
07-SEP-2003 Paul D.

Sign worth looking out for

Four-star toilet at Ming Tombs, Beijing

Tourists returning from China tell stories of how awful the public toilets are. They
are not exaggerating. But there are a few public toilets at the more popular tourist
spots with running water, western-style sit-down toilet pedestals (as distinct from
a hole in the floor), toilet paper (although you may have to ask the attendant for it),
an attendant (often), soap, lighting, towels and mirrors even. I seem to remember
a chandelier in one. They have signs like this. Worth visiting just for the experience.

Warning to tourists visiting the Stone Forest near Kunming: You will be enlightened as to
the real meaning of the word "public" in "public toilet". A different experience. Zero stars.

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