Try at your own risk: An ecological park in China opens glass toilets for visitors

The ceiling, the external walls and the floor in the public areas are made of see-through glass in order to maximise the viewing experience.

By: Express Web Desk | Kolkata | Updated: October 2, 2016 1:51 pm
china, china glass toilet, china glass loos, china glass bridge, china shiyan lake, china lake glass loo, china lake glass toilet, latest news, china news, latest news The bathrooms, two dozen in number comprises of both male and female facilities. (Source: CCTV News/ Twitter)

China’s obsession with glass doesn’t seem to stop! Recently the country took the entire world by surprise when they opened world’s ‘longest and highest’ glass-bottom bridge, despite having two other glass bridges in the Tianmenshan National Forest Park in south central China’s Hunan province. The newest addition to this craze is see-through treetop public toilets.

The solar-powered glass bathrooms opened in the Shiyanhu Ecological Park provides an amazing view of the forest and of course other people using the facility (pun intended)! The bathrooms, two dozen in number, comprises of both male and female facilities.

According to a statement in Daily Mail UK, the spokesman, surnamed Wang, said that the walls dividing different toilets and the doors of the cubicles were made of frosted one-way glass in order to ensure privacy. However, pictures posted on social media contradict the claim. Moreover, going by reports in the local media, very few visitors have dared to use it.

china-glass-toilet1-759 The frosted glass does not help much. (Source: CCTV News/ Twitter)

“The ceiling, the external walls and the floor in the public areas are made of see-through glass in order to maximise the viewing experience.”the spokesperson said in the report.

Along with toilets, eight additional urinals have also been installed in the premises overlooking the forests inside the park in the Golden Turtle Island. “We want to build public toilets that are different from all the others, following the low-carbon, environmental philosophy,” he added.

The CCTV’s post on their Facebook page drew criticism and surprise from many users. While some termed it “foolish” others said “some things should remain personal”.

Would you dare to try it? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. B
    Oct 1, 2016 at 2:25 pm
    This means that Chinese govt is very transparent.
    1. g
      Oct 1, 2016 at 5:28 pm
      If you are using, you would be shot
      1. A
        Ashok Mazumdar
        Oct 1, 2016 at 6:26 pm
        Why Gl, go for Gr or Herbal of Bhakta
        1. s
          Oct 1, 2016 at 5:56 pm
          Chinese are becoming culturally and morally 'nut case' like the Americans.