They’re flush with pride in a southwestern Chinese city where a recently opened porcelain palace features an Egyptian facade, soothing music and more than 1,000 toilets spread out over 3,000 square metres.


Officials in Chongqing are preparing to submit an application to Guinness World Records to have the free four-storey public bathroom listed as the world’s largest, the state-run China Central Television reported.


“We are spreading toilet culture,” said Lu Xiaoqing, an official with the Yangrenjie, or “Foreigners Street,” tourist area where the bathroom is located.


Some urinals are uniquely shaped, including ones inside open crocodile mouths.