Lonely Planet guide compiles stunning toilets of the world

A lavatory that sits at the edge of a cliff at Barafu Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

LONELY PLANET has published a pictorial guide of the world’s most amazing toilets.

Titled “Toilets: A Spotter’s Guide”, the book is a compilation of loos with a view and outhouses with unique architectural design. Each photo is accompanied with a description of the featured location.

Some of the toilets included in the list is an eco-toilet in Australia, a lone outhouse in the mountains of Norway, a Helmut Jahn-designed men’s room in a Berlin Sony Centre, and even a suction toilet in space.

In the book’s introduction, a passage reads, “Toilets so often transcend their primary function of being a convenience to become a work of art in their own right, or to make a cultural statement about the priorities, traditions and values of the venues, locations and communities they serve.”

More than 100 toilets are featured in the book, from Antarctica to Zambia. Here are a few that were featured in the guide:

A log outhouse at Chena Hot Springs Resort in Alaska

A log outhouse at Chena Hot Springs Resort, about 60 miles northeast of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Chott el Djerid, a large salt lake in southern Tunisia, was used as the setting for Luke Skywalker’s boyhood home in the original 1977 Star Wars film

Chott el Djerid, a large salt lake in southern Tunisia, was used as the setting for Luke Skywalker’s boyhood home in the original 1977 Star Wars film.

Public urinals in Berlin erected in the late 19th century. Only a few of these survived after the war and redevelopment works

Only a few of these public urinals in Berlin – erected in the late 19th century – survived after the war and redevelopment works.

"Toilet island" in the middle of the Caribbean sea off the coast of Placencia, Belize

A “toilet island” in the middle of the Caribbean sea off the coast of Placencia, Belize.

The ultra-modern men's restroom designed by Helmut Jahn in the Sony Center in Berlin

The ultra-modern men’s restroom designed by Helmut Jahn in the Sony Center in Berlin.

Lavatory with a special view. Norway/ Kongsberg

A restroom with a view perched at the peak of Jonsknuten in Norway.

This washroom taps its water from a waterfall in Baiyang Trail in Taroko National Park, Taiwan

This washroom taps its water from a waterfall in Baiyang Trail in Taroko National Park, Taiwan.