5 star toilet experience in Saigon

Five Star Toilet in Saigon
Five Star Toilet in Saigon

There is a bit of rivalry between the cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, but we think that Ho Chi Minh might just have it….beacuse of their “four and five star” toilets. Sacombank sponsored the building of classy toilet blocks in Tao Dan Park in Saigon’s District 1 at the cost of around $40,000 – $50,000 USD each according to Vietnam.net news.

Five Star Toilet

The toilets have been built to satisfy the toilet needs of tourists enabling them a bit more comfort when it comes to the call of nature. Saigon is due to invest in around 100 or so of these posh bogs to satisfy the expectations of travellers more used to conveniences of local five star hotels according to Thanhnien News.

Stylish WC

The toilets are paired up with ATM’s owned by the bank and although there is no advertising on the toilet block itself, the bank are still doing their bit to help travellers spend a penny or two whilst in the city (Apologies for the very poor pun).

Spend a penny

OK, perhaps toilets don’t make a city, but it is nice to know that they are there. These toilets are certainly a bit more stylish than some of the usual public toilets that we have seen around town…lets hope they stay that way.

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  1. says: Hoyt, Sharon

    I’m looking for a great itenery for Jan 1 2015 departure from Houston to somewhere warm in Asia, back in Houston by 1/11
    I traveled with you from Saigon to Hanoi last year….what works well in another area in that region?
    Need a busy itenery, private guides, moderate well located hotels.
    Just me.
    Send thoughts and prices I will review for comments.
    I never know my budget til I see what is planned well!!

    I love to walk, use local transport when it’s best, see the real view of communities, love water, textiles, art, architecture, beautiful views, great local food.
    Very high energy so pack these days , nights full.

    Hopefully you will be able to see this last trip that Ruth planned…I can’t find her email.
    I also traveled with you to Japan the tear before the disaster there.
    Japan trip was self guided, mostly due to variance in high cost of Japanese guides.

    Guides bring alot of value and time savings for me…please plan my time with them more than not.

    I travel world wide frequently with private guides.
    I’ve been in Vietnam, Barcelona, croatia, Guatemala and Belize this year.
    (And San Francisco).

    Thanks a bunch for your help. This departure is coming up real soon!

    Sharon Hoyt
    Please excuse typos, from my busy mobile!
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

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