Behold the grandeur of Punakha Dzong!
Inside this massive former fortress lies a seat of local power in Bhutan. But those government officials don’t have the whole place to themselves! No, no.
Like all Dzong’s in the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon, this is not only a civic center but a monastery as well. In fact, stepping inside, it’s hard to miss all the young, novice monks running around (or gazing off into space…)!
But, you know, I’m sure some of those kids need a reminder here and there on just how to use a squat toilet and the importance of washing ones hands afterwards…
And, you know, sometimes kids, even if they are monks, can get a little unruly in the bathroom. And that is why I suppose you need this sign. I mean, boys will be boys, right?
But no urinating inside the bathroom?? That seems a bit harsh, don’t you think?
8 replies on “Say What?? Travel Photo: Bhutan Toilet Etiquette”
Tee hee… we all can use a little monk cartoon characters reminding us to wash our hands after going to the bathroom 🙂
From UNICEF nonetheless! 🙂
Haha I guess they don’t trust tourists to follow those complicated directions…
Yes, perhaps you’re right. The pictures of monks washing their hands and cleaning up after themselves in the bathroom is far too confusing for foreigners. An even more confusing sign is the perfect answer!
I love that toilet instruction sign! I wish they had those in China!!!
Hehehe. Yes…all squat toilets should come with detailed instructions on their use!
Hilarious! And why would you urinate in the bathroom? Come on, get with the program!
I’m more curious as to where they expect you to urinate if NOT in the bathroom?