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Toilet Revolution in Tibet

Time:13-09-2018 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

Did you face the dilemma of using the toilet with poor condition? 

Over the past few decades, the condition of infrastructure in Tibet Autonomous Region has been improved greatly. Same improvement happens to toilets in Tibet. President Xi pointed out that the toilet problem is not a small issue, which is an important factor for urban and rural civilization construction.

Toilet in Tibet

In the 1990s, 13 public toilets were built in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Although this act solved the problem of open defecation to a degree, the smell and mess will make tourists chicken out. 13 latrines are definitely far from enough to satisfy the need of Lhasa.

Toilet in Tibet

In the 2000s, with more and more public toilets were built in Lhasa, people’s living environment was changed greatly.

In recent few years, “Toilet Revolution” was implemented in China. During this period, the number of toilets increased. For example, in the Barkhor Street, with an area of 1.33 square kilometers, have 53 public toilets, which mean that you can find a one in every few minutes. Meanwhile, lots of measures are taken by local office to optimize the facilities of the toilets so that people can use it more conveniently and comfortably.

Toilet in Lhasa

Since 2017, Tibet government has planned to build 1,934 new projects by the end of this year with a total construction area of approximately 171,000 square meters. Up to now, 1,346 "toilet revolution" projects have been built in Tibet, and 220 projects has completed the construction and put into use already. 

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Mr. Ul*** from: Mount Kailash Weather & Mount Kailash Temperature
September 15, 2019 05:31

Hi Nancy

I want to visit in Oct 2020 and do the Mt Kailash tour. I want to bring two of my grandchildren - aged 8 and 10 years old. Do you think it is possible?


Answered by Nancy
September 15, 2019 07:06

Dear Mr. Ul***,

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. I think it will be no problem for you to bring your grandchildren to do the trekking, as we had clients before who took child less than 4 years old did it, and they hired porter to carry him for some part. If you like, you can hire a horse and horse man to carry them to save the energy there. And also I recommend you to arrive in Lhasa1-2days earlier to make the children adjust the high place better if you have enough time. And I will send you the tour details, please check it by email. Best regards.

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