China Debuts Completely See-through Bathroom
These toilets have a view.
These toilets, which opened last week at Shiyanhu Ecologic Park in southern Hunan province, boast incredible views of the surrounding forest. Why are these views so great? Because the entire thing is made out of glass.
And by entire thing, we mean pretty much the entire thing: The doors between stalls, the floor and the ceiling were all designed to maximize views of the scenic park. However the toilets themselves are standard, white, non-see-through toilets (thanksfully).
“We wanted to make it something unique … exciting and adventurous,” a park employee told the South China Morning Post.
The toilets were supposed to be separated by frosted one-way glass in order to protect some semblance of privacy. But all the photographs taken in the bathrooms so far show very little by way of frost. (Yes, there have been photographs taken. Those who pee in glass bathrooms shouldn’t be surprised by anything that happens to them there.)
The 2,100-square-foot space houses 24 sit-down and squat toilets, along with eight urinals. The entire unit is powered by solar energy.
China has had a fascination with glass structures as of late, especially in the Hunan province. The mountainous region is home to a skywalk that wraps around the edge of a cliff and the longest glass bridge in the world, which closed only two weeks after opening due to an overwhelming amount of visitors.