When visiting a new destination, your rest stop might not be the first thing that comes to your mind when seeking out picturesque views.
In fact, this portion of the journey is almost always overlooked — bathrooms in general don’t often come with a “wow” factor, since the objective is to usually make your rest stop as short as possible.
However, some bathrooms around the world challenge that notion. From a bathroom that peers out to an African safari, to a toilet with panoramic views of the Las Vegas strip, these restrooms will make you want to actually stay seated just a little bit longer.
Here are some of the best toilets with a view from around the world.
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At the Commerzbank headquarters, you’ll find the men’s urinals surrounded by windows, looking down 850 feet above Frankfurt’s bustling cityscape.
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This open-air outhouse is at a campsite in Bowron Lake Provincial Park, B.C., Canada.
A tourist in a glass-walled public toilet in Shiyan Lake, in central China’s Hunan province.
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Though it once was surrounded by walls, this ancient toilet in Almeida, Portugal, now looks out on the ruins of a fortress.
The toilet for the Serengeti Sunrise Balloon Safari, in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
This toilet is at a park in China’s southwestern Guizhou province.
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Toilets in Banff National Park, in the Canadian Rockies.
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The view from a bathroom in the JR Tower, in Sapporo, Japan.
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An outhouse under the northern lights, in Canada’s Northwest Territories.
This bathroom in Thailand has a sea view.
An outhouse in the Dolomites, in Italy’s South Tyrol.
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London from a toilet on the 68th floor of The Shard, Europe’s tallest skyscraper.
While this public toilet in Zhouji Green Expo Garden, in China’s Jiangsu province, doesn’t have a view to the outside, the inside view is really something.
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This outdoor toilet is in New Zealand.
This bathroom on a ferry in Croatia has pretty great views.
Nothing quite like a toilet view selfie.
Talk about the great outdoors.
We’re not sure where this is — or if it’s even advisable to make use of the facilities — but it’s quite the view.
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In the Namib Desert
Along the Tok Tokkie Trail, in the NamibRand Nature Reserve, in Namibia.
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For a risque experience, the restroom at The Standard in New York City allows visitors to look down at the city streets thanks to the 10-foot floor-to-ceiling windows in each stall — which means anyone using the stalls are visible to those walking on the street below.