Thai Toilets: Don’t Get Caught with Your Pants Down

Navigating public toilets in Thailand can be tricky, especially for first-time travellers. Many require a small fee, usually between 5 and 10 baht, so always carry change with you. And don’t count on finding toilet paper, it’s always better to bring your own.

Gas stations and malls generally have Western-style toilets that are clean and free to use. However, traditional markets have squat toilets, which may not be as clean, and toilet paper may not be provided. Be prepared for anything.




A unique thing about public toilets in Thailand is that cleaning ladies regularly walk in without warning. They might start cleaning while you are washing your hands or are still in the middle of your business; you never know. It’s all part of the culture, and it’s best to roll with it and not let it fluster you.

When exploring Thailand, it’s essential to use public restrooms, even though they can be an adventure. Outdoor markets are often the most challenging places to find clean facilities. Remember to stay vigilant, bring your own toilet paper, and enjoy the journey.


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