¶ OUTLINE OF CHINA
LOCAL LANGUAGE CHINESE 
LOCAL NOTATION Ce suo zai nar?
PRONUNCIATION " Ce suo zai nar? "
ABOUT LANGUAGE AND EXPRESSION "Ce suo" means a restroom. "nar" means where. 
OUTLINE OF TOILET CULTURE Most toilets in public facilities,stations,parks etc.,are squatting style. You can need knowledge how to use them. Some of them have no doors,and what is worse, some of them have no partitions also. If you need, trying to find delux hotels,restaurants,McDonald's is recommended. Some toilets have no papers, you should be with papers in your bag.  

INFORMATION ABOUT TOILET / INFORMATION ABOUT URINAL

¶ INFORMATION ABOUT TOILET
  ID:CN100001 YEAR: 1992 PLACE: Shanghai
(Haijia hotel) 
CN100001
SHAPE: SQUATTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE SIDE WALL OR PARTITION
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
(Webmaster reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English.


  ID:CN100002 YEAR: 1997 PLACE: Shanghai
(JUSCO) 
CN100002
SHAPE: SITTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE ENTRANCE
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
(Webmaster reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English.


  ID:CN100003 YEAR: 1994 PLACE: Qingdao
(Mt.Xinhao) 
CN100003
SHAPE: SQUATTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE ENTRANCE
DOOR: 0%
PARTITION: 70%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
(Webmaster reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English.


  ID:CN100004 YEAR: 1994 PLACE: Qingdao
(Mt.Xinhao) 
CN100004
SHAPE: SQUATTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE ENTRANCE
DOOR: 0%
PARTITION: 70%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
(Webmaster reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English.


  ID:CN100005 YEAR: 1994 PLACE: Qingdao
(Mt.Xinhao) 
CN100005
SHAPE: SQUATTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE SIDE WALL OR PARTITION
DOOR: 0%
PARTITION: 50%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
(Webmaster reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English.


  ID:CN100006 YEAR: 1994 PLACE: Ha'erbin
(Beijian guesthouse) 
CN100006
SHAPE: SQUATTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE ENTRANCE
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
(Webmaster reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English.


  ID:CN100007 YEAR: 1992 PLACE: Dunhuang
(Yangguan) 
CN100007
SHAPE: SQUATTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FALL INTO A HOLE
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE ENTRANCE
DOOR: 0%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
(Webmaster reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English.


  ID:CN100008 YEAR: 1994 PLACE: Qingdao
(Restaurant at Mt.Laoshan) 
CN100008
SHAPE: SQUATTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: ROLL DOWN SLOPE
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE ENTRANCE
DOOR: 0%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
(Webmaster reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English.


  ID:CN100009 YEAR: 1992 PLACE: Shanghai-Beijing
(Hard sleeper) 
CN100009
SHAPE: SQUATTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE SIDE WALL OR PARTITION
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
(Webmaster reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English.


  ID:CN100010 YEAR: 1993 PLACE: Beijing-Uranbaatar
(Soft sleeper) 
CN100010
SHAPE: SITTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE ENTRANCE
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
(Webmaster reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English.


  ID:CN100011 YEAR: 1994 PLACE: Beijing-Ha'erbin
(Hard sleeper) 
CN100011
SHAPE: SQUATTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE SIDE WALL OR PARTITION
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
(Webmaster reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English.


  ID:CN100012 YEAR: 1994 PLACE: Ha'erbin-Jinan
(Hard sleeper) 
CN100012
SHAPE: SQUATTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE SIDE WALL OR PARTITION
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
(Webmaster reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English.


  ID:CN100013 YEAR: 1998 PLACE: Hongkong-Guangzhou
(KIT) 
CN100013
SHAPE: SITTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE ENTRANCE
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English. (Tomorokoshimeichan reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English.


  ID:CN100014 YEAR: 1991 PLACE: Hanzhou
(Guesthouse) 
CN100014
SHAPE: SQUATTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE ENTRANCE
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English. (Tetsu Takemoto reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English.


  ID:CN100015 YEAR: (unknown) PLACE: Yongding/hehang
(guesthouse) 
CN100015
SHAPE: SITTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: OTHER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE SIDE WALL OR PARTITION
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English. (yoshi reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English.


  ID:CN100016 YEAR: (unknown) PLACE: Yongding
(Yuanlou) 
CN100016
SHAPE: SQUATTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: OTHER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: OTHER
DIRECTION TO FACE: FREE
DOOR: 0%
PARTITION: 0%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English. (yoshi reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English.


  ID:CN100023 YEAR: (unknown) PLACE: Changzhou(Fujian)
(Bus station) 
CN100023
SHAPE: SQUATTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE SIDE WALL OR PARTITION
DOOR: 0%
PARTITION: 70%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English. (yoshi reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English.


  ID:CN100024 YEAR: 2001 PLACE: Yingchang(Henan)
(King's Tomb) 
CN100024
SHAPE: SITTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: OTHER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: ROLL DOWN SLOPE
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE ENTRANCE
DOOR: 0%
PARTITION: 0%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English. (ROVER reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
This is a toilet for a dead ancient king in A.D.140.
It is amazing that there is a toilet as a burial paraphernalia in a ruin of a tomb.


  ID:CN100025 YEAR: 2003 PLACE: Hongkong
(Public restroom by Queen's way) 
CN100025
SHAPE: SQUATTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE ENTRANCE
DOOR: 80%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
Toilets in Hongkong has no dome.
Like buildings in Hongkong, this restroom is two-storied. 1st floor is for ladies, 2nd floor is for men. (didi reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
Two-storied restroom! It is very Hongkong like.


  ID:CN100027 YEAR: 2003 PLACE: Hong Kong
(Hong Hum KCR Station(Kowloon)) 
CN100027
SHAPE: SQUATTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE ENTRANCE
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
This is American Standard's squatting style.This toilet has been in existance since the mid 1980s.It's relatively popular in Hong Kong and Thailand.I first seen it in Malaysia,Johor Bahru.The flushing pressure is very high. (Marco Chong reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
Mr. Marco Chong who has introduced many toilets in Singapore provided us toilet information in Hong Kong. I realize that American Standard toilets which we can find many in Thailand exsist also in Hong Kong. However, are squatting style toilets really "American Standard" ?? ;-)


  ID:CN100028 YEAR: 2003 PLACE: Hong Kong
(Parkes Street Public Toilet(Kowloon,Yau Ma Tei)) 
CN100028
SHAPE: SQUATTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE ENTRANCE
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
This is one of the most unusual toilets I've come across.It's a squatting style Twyfords,only seen in Hong Kong.This is a 3 Storeyed toilet,the first floor is the ladies,second floor is bathroom,and third floor is the gents. (Marco Chong reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
A Turkish style toilet which we can see many in Europe. Multi-layered public toilets are very Hong Kong like. Very interesting.


  ID:CN100029 YEAR: 2003 PLACE: Hong Kong
(Happy Valley Cemetry(Hong Kong Island,Happy Valley)) 
CN100029
SHAPE: SQUATTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE OPPOSITE WALL
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
This is Hong Kong's most common squatting toilet in the 1990s.Due to upgrading,it's not as common as last time.There are 2 models of Victory squatting toilets,this is one of them,for the other one,refer to the Queen's road public restroom. (Marco Chong reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
A very simple squatting toilet.


  ID:CN100030 YEAR: 2003 PLACE: Hong Kong
(Fa Yuen Steak House(Kowloon,Mongkok)) 
CN100030
SHAPE: SQUATTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE OPPOSITE WALL
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
This is also a squatting style Victory,this toilet is extremely cramped,you can see the top view of the toilet. (Marco Chong reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
Wow! It is really cramped.


  ID:CN100031 YEAR: 2004 PLACE: Shanghai(Jinshan)
(Public Toilet) 
CN100031
SHAPE: SQUATTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE SIDE WALL OR PARTITION
DOOR: 0%
PARTITION: 70%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English. (inoue reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
A public toilet in the suburbs of Shanghai.
A typical ditch type.
Recently, it becomes hard to find such a type of toilets in the center area of Shanghai. However, this old type toilet still seems to exist in the suburbs.


  ID:CN100032 YEAR: 2004 PLACE: Between Zhangjiagang City and Nantong City
(A ship accrossing Changjiang River) 
CN100032
SHAPE: SQUATTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FALL INTO A HOLE
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE SIDE WALL OR PARTITION
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English. (saichirou reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
Excreta may be flushed into the Changjiang River directly.
It is allowed for here is the huge Changjiang River, it is never allowed in narrow and small rivers in Japan.


  ID:CN100033 YEAR: 2004 PLACE: Shanghai
(Astor House Hotel) 
CN100033
SHAPE: SITTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE SIDE WALL OR PARTITION
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English. (Naomi reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
A bathroon in the most cheap single room. Very clean.


  ID:CN100034 YEAR: 2005 PLACE: Hong Kong
(Victoria Park) 
CN100034
SHAPE: SQUATTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE ENTRANCE
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
A stainless steel squat toilet. (Terence reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
Thank you for your post.
I have seen a stainless steel squatting toilet which is a "Turkish type" but this is the first time to see this "Arabic type" stainless steel toilet.


  ID:CN100035 YEAR: 2005 PLACE: Hong Kong
(Inside a Boeing 747 aircraft) 
CN100035
SHAPE: SITTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: OTHER
(vacuum)
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE ENTRANCE
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
A vacuum toilet inside Boeing 747 aircraft. Photo taken during the flight from Taipei to Hong Kong. (Terence reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
This is a familiar vacume toilet in a jumbo jet.
Saving water is the most important in a aircraft in which an amount of water is limited. The toilet is flushed by using vacume, the tap water runs only while pushing a lever.


  ID:CN100036 YEAR: 2002 PLACE: Hangzhou
(Toilets in a factory) 
CN100036
SHAPE: SQUATTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE SIDE WALL OR PARTITION
DOOR: 0%
PARTITION: 50%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English. (jyojyo reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
Thank you for your post of toilets in a local factory. We tourists have few chances to see such toilets. However, this no-door type toilet does not seem to be so rare in public places where only Chinese people use.


  ID:CN100038 YEAR: 2006 PLACE: Beijing
(Beijing International Airport) 
CN100038
SHAPE: SITTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE ENTRANCE
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English. (AoVA reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
He says that most of toilets located in where foreigners come around are clean enough. It should be equivalent to Japan and other Western countries.
Hygienic concept of the wealthy has become a leading force?
Or it may be measures for the Olympic Games 2008.


  ID:CN100039 YEAR: 2006 PLACE: Jiuzhaigou
(Public toilet on the trail) 
CN100039
SHAPE: SITTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: OTHER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE ENTRANCE
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English. (Nishijima reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
I saw the similar type in Beijing. It is super clean! But it is a kind of overdone or a waste of resource, I guess...




¶ INFORMATION ABOUT URINAL
  ID:CN200017 YEAR: 1997 PLACE: Shanghai
(JUSCO) 
CN200017
EXISTENCE OF URINAL: YES
SHAPE: WALL HUNG MODEL(BOX)
   
   
   
   
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
(Webmaster reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English.


  ID:CN200018 YEAR: 1997 PLACE: Shanghai
(Yuyuan) 
CN200018
EXISTENCE OF URINAL: YES
SHAPE: WALL HUNG MODEL(BOX)
   
   
   
   
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
(Webmaster reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English.


  ID:CN200019 YEAR: 1994 PLACE: Qingdao
(Mt.Xinhao) 
CN200019
EXISTENCE OF URINAL: NO
SHAPE: OTHER
   
   
   
   
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
(Webmaster reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English.


  ID:CN200020 YEAR: 1994 PLACE: Qingdao
(Mt.Xinhao) 
CN200020
EXISTENCE OF URINAL: NO
SHAPE: OTHER
   
   
   
   
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
(Webmaster reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English.


  ID:CN200021 YEAR: 1994 PLACE:  
CN200021
EXISTENCE OF URINAL: NO
SHAPE: OTHER
   
   
   
   
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
(Webmaster reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English.


  ID:CN200022 YEAR: 1995 PLACE: Hongkong
(Kaoloon park) 
CN200022
EXISTENCE OF URINAL: YES
SHAPE: WALL HUNG MODEL(BOX)
   
   
   
   
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
(Webmaster reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English.


  ID:CN200026 YEAR: 2003 PLACE: Hongkong
(Public restroom by Queen's way) 
CN200026
EXISTENCE OF URINAL: YES
SHAPE: FLOOR MOUNTED MODEL
   
   
   
   
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
Urinals of two-storied restroom which I reported. (didi reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
Hmm,it's funny. It may be a half-underground model,isn't it?


  ID:CN200037 YEAR: 2006 PLACE: Beijing
(Beijing International Airport) 
CN200037
EXISTENCE OF URINAL: YES
SHAPE: WALL HUNG MODEL(TULIP)
   
   
   
   
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English. (AoVA reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
He visited Beijing after an interval of 12 years.
Beijing has been civilized practically.
It was not a city I once visited.
Toilets located in where foreigners come around are very very normal.
During this decade, a condition of toilets in big cities in China has been improved dramatically. This should be a kind of an effect of the Olympic Games 2008.