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Foreign Street: World's Largest Bathroom

We visit a theme park called Foreign Street which has a huge bathroom with over 1000 toilets

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In my research on Chongqing, I had read about this place called "Foreign Street" and its largest bathroom in the world. Not much else was written about it with most of the entries by Westerners saying they had not visited it but heard about it. That is why we decided we wanted to go check it out.

With Lillian and us in tow, we took a bus to the entrance and then a van on into the theme park. Let me emphasize the "theme park" concept because that is exactly what this place is. It is like the Disney Epcot Center except it is for Chinese to get the feel of being in Europe. I did not get the feeling of very much American with the exception of some South American influences.

Ok, Ok. We went to Foreign Street and were immediately confronted by a huge Egyption looking Sphinx.

Looks Egyptian to me

Nice picture and you get the feeling of a Disneyland, make-believe world right. But check out the panorama of this toilet.

Panorama of the largest bathroom in the world

According to the information in the rest area inside, this was actually a Xia Dynasty toilet area. This must have given the guy who built it his idea.

An ancient toilet site and now a modern one

Inside this huge toilet, the Chinese have a lot of fun. The following are just a few pictures I took from inside the men's side. Pretty hilarious I thought.

I had seen this concept on the internet about six months ago. Hahahaha

And if you are lost

Urinals are dangerous in this toilet

Buildings here are not subdued at all. Check out the bright yellow of this Spanish-style building

This is the first building one sees upon arrival. It sells refreshments

Foreign Street on a hot day

Another view of Foreign Street

Obviously for kids to look at and play in. Still weird

This head was in the middle of the South American section. Well done replica

A couple of English majors from a local university

See! Once again, even Chongqing ladies get hot in Chongqing

A Chinese boat that was just one of a few Chinese props found in Foreign Street

We had a good time visiting this strange, Disney-like place. Unfortunately it was hot. VERY HOT and we were glad to return to the comfort of our hotel. Foreign Street would be a neat place to take your kid if you are Chinese. Lillian said she had been there several times and on the weekends it is fairly crowed with kids doing the rides that are scattered among the streets. It is, however, a good hour and a half away from the center of Chongqing.

Instead of taking a bus back to Chongqing, we took a taxi. We were just too hot to sit in a bus. The taxi cost of around 25 yuan and for us it was worth it.

Our next adventure: a Yangtze River cruise at night to take pictures of the lights of Chongqing

Posted by inchinahil 15:03 Archived in China Tagged tourist_sites

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