Walks in Shanghai: public toilets

One of the amazing things of Shanghai simply are the public toilets. Whereas in Paris, walking around the city you come to realize that the local Ena educated elite working at city hall evidently never wanders around the city finding itself in need of a public toilet, hence there are none, in Shanghai, the casual ‘promeuneur’ will delight in finding readily available public toilets when in need. Those will be clean, in the context of their heavy daily usage off course, and usually a free spot will be available at once.

Only one word of warning: bring your own toilet paper.


Yes, your Chinese has much improved, and you’re reading this right: those are free, and open from 6 in the morning till 10 in the evening.

Isn’t this a beautiful little building, with such a lovely entrance of mixed roman and Chinese style?

The toilets are well staffed.

After your visit to public toilets in Shanghai, looking for a place to spend the night in the former French concession of Shanghai? Perhaps Nita can be your host, either at

  1. this two bedroom appartment in Xujiahui: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13934877
  2. or, at this charming studio, also near Xujiahui: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16978003
  3. or, this beautiful old Shanghai lane house with two bedrooms and fully renovated, located near Shanghai Library: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16796223