When you gotta go, you gotta go! It’s one of those things that we don’t really want to talk about or even think about. And you’ll glad we talked about it here.
Maybe someday you might be using one of these standard 4-5 stars rated restrooms in Vietnam.
From the pictures you can see a lady sitting there and that’s the cleaning lady. I was a little uncomfortable at first seeing her but I got over it very quickly because of how clean it was, thanks to her. I’ve asked her how many of these restrooms are there. She said currently there are 14 of these sponsored by Sacombank restrooms in Vietnam. And each one is at a park. This is huge for people like me that enjoy clean facilities.
In a third world country like Vietnam clean facilities are a big deal but I’m making an even bigger deal on the fact that it’s FREE!
You might not believe this because back in the U.S. when we need to use the restroom we just find a McDonald’s, park, gas station, etc. and use it. And if we saw a sign “For Customer Only” or feel bad then we’ll buy something. But in Vietnam it’s hard to find public restroom that are free. For example, at the bus station “Ben Xe Mien Tay” in District Binh Tan, Ho Chi Minh City. They charged 2,000 dongs to urinate and 3,000 dongs to poop.
I was very impressed with these restrooms that I’ve done a little research and got more details to share with you. Here’s what I’ve found out.
- All these investments by Sacombank are to encourage more tourists to Vietnam.
- Each facility are 60m2 that’s about 646 sq ft.
- Each facility cost 800,000,000-1,000,000,000 dongs that about $40-50,000 USD.
- These public restrooms meet the standard rating of 4-5 stars.
- These public restrooms usually located at a park.
- They are planning on having 4 more in Ho Chi Minh City by the end of 2014.
Just in case you’re wondering where all of these restroom locations are so you can swing by and visit the john. Here’s the list and if you find any other locations then comment on this post and I will update the list.
- Tao Dan Park, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai fork – Ba Huyen Thanh Quan Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
- Tao Dan Park, Truong Dinh Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City (near The operator Tao Dan Park) (New)
- Le Van Tam Park, junction of Dien Bien Phu – Mac Dinh Chi, District 1, HCMC
- Le Van Tam Park, intersection of Vo Thi Sau – Hai Ba Trung Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City (New)
- 23/9 Park, Le Lai intersection – Nguyen Van Trang Street, District 1, HCMC
- 23/9 Park, Le Lai fork – Truong Dinh Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City (New)
- Gia Dinh Park, Hoang Minh Giam Street, Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City (near parking Gia Dinh Park) (New)
- 16A Le Trong Tan, Tay Thanh ward, Tan Phu district, Ho Chi Minh City
- 143 Doc Lap, Tan Thanh ward, Tan Phu District, HCMC
- Nga Ba Dinh Tien Hoang Street – Ba Huyen Thanh Quan, City. Da Lat, Lam Dong T.
- Intersection of Nguyen Hue – Nguyen Trai, Cao Lanh City, Dong Thap Province
- Intersection Tran Hung Dao – Nguyen Van Nha, Vinh Long City, Vinh Long Province
- Hoa Le Loi – Le Quy Don – Tran Hung Dao Street, Ward 1, Dist. Vung Tau
- Bach Dang Street, KP 2, TT. Duong Dong, H. Phu Quoc, Kien Giang Province