Following the recent unveiling of Hong Kong’s best and worst public conveniences, we reflect on a record-breaking solid-gold toilet bowl which used to be a top tourist attraction in the city. Photo: SCMP composite
Following the recent unveiling of Hong Kong’s best and worst public conveniences, we reflect on a record-breaking solid-gold toilet bowl which used to be a top tourist attraction in the city. Photo: SCMP composite

Going potty: toilet mania in Hong Kong and the city’s US$3.5 million solid gold ‘throne’ built as a shrine to hero of Russian revolution

  • As Hong Kong names its best and worst public conveniences, we reflect on city’s golden toilet bowl built in honour of Russian Bolshevik, Vladimir Lenin
  • The solid-gold ‘throne’ was housed in a golden complex built with two tonnes of the precious metal worth a whopping US$38 million

Following the recent unveiling of Hong Kong’s best and worst public conveniences, we reflect on a record-breaking solid-gold toilet bowl which used to be a top tourist attraction in the city. Photo: SCMP composite
Following the recent unveiling of Hong Kong’s best and worst public conveniences, we reflect on a record-breaking solid-gold toilet bowl which used to be a top tourist attraction in the city. Photo: SCMP composite
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