Lonely Planet Writer

Chinese toilet offers lightning-speed Wi-Fi and phone chargers

A new public toilet in Chongqing, China boasts one of the highest Wi-Fi speeds in the country.

Public toilets in China.
Public toilets in China. Image by Stan Wiechers / CC BY-SA 2.0

Built as part of the ‘new generation’ of Chinese public toilets designed in the hopes of changing the reputation of Chinese public loos, the Chongqing toilet boasts 50mbps Wi-Fi, which is faster than most home Wi-Fi speeds around the world. In addition to it’s usual bathroom services, the toilet also has charging stations for personal devices, a refrigerator, microwave and water dispensers, and is staffed by first-aid trained attendants. Read more: shanghaiist.com