The toilets of Uzbekistan – The World with Her

Public toilets Uzbekistan

Not clean enough to rave about, not dirty enough to vomit, so generally speaking, it’s safe to say that it’s possible to go to the bathroom in Uzbekistan without breaking the bank.

The toilets of Uzbekistan
Bukhara Bathroom

There are many guides that talk about how disgusting public toilets are in Uzbekistan, but like everything in the country, this began to change in 2018, when a government initiative was presented to improve the general health and sanitation of all public toilets. , including remote areas without water.

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Baths in front of the Tomb of the prophet Daniel

Thus, in most of the country’s tourist cities, the bathrooms are becoming more accessible and have more careful hygiene. However, since this is a large project, and its adoption is relatively recent, some public restrooms are still unpleasant.

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Registan Square Samarkand

The toilets in Uzbekistan are, in most cases, “Turkish bowls”, which is appreciated if hygiene is not completely perfect.

Public Toilets Uzbekistan
Turkish mugs Uzbekistan

In addition, many public toilets can be found in places with the most influx of people, such as Chorsu Market, in Tashkent; in the Registan Square, in samarkand; in the center of Khiva; to name a few places.

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Public bath building next to Chorsu Bazaar in Tashkent

All -with the exception of some restaurants- are paid and cost 2,000 sum (€0.17) in Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukharaand 1,000 sum (€0.08) in Khiva. There is usually a lady at the entrance who collects the fee, even if it is a venue where an entrance fee has already been paid.

What to expect from a public toilet in Uzbekistan
Bathroom in Tashkent

Worst of all however, is the toilet paper. It is a recycled paper, sandpaper type, which hurts its own. Therefore, it is advisable to take your own. In any case, the paper is not flushed down the toilet, so it would also be worth taking a package of sanitary napkins.

The toilets of Uzbekistan
Baths in the Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Palace

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