Toilets From Around the World
The Middle East:
The most common style of toilet you’ll find in the Middle East is called the squat toilet, or Turkish Toilet. Rather than a seat, they consist of a toilet bowl or pan that is positioned at floor level, hence the name squat toilet. They will include a water cistern or a bucket of water to flush and do not provide toilet paper. Instead, they will have a source of water for its users to clean up afterward. If you’re visiting the Middle East, this may be something to get used to. However, some swear that assuming a squat position for their bathroom break is a healthier and more natural way of relieving themselves. And, if you’re fond of traveling, make sure you’re prepared to use a squat toilet. They are common in many other parts of the world too!