Armenia is a landlocked country in the Southern Caucasus, which in spite of having a turbulent, often painful history, has become known for its unique culture, language, and cuisine….and yes, they use toilet paper. In fact, most Armenians use toilet paper on a daily basis, usually in conjunction with a bidet: a small showerhead that is attached to the toilet (which you will find throughout most of Europe).
What types of toilets are common in Armenia?
The most common type of toilet in Armenia is a Western-style pour-flush toilet. This type of toilet uses a small amount of water to flush waste away…including good ole TP.
In more rural areas (as is the case in most of the world), you may also encounter the squat toilet or outhouse, which is simply a hole in the ground that you squat over, usually with some form of covering for privacy. While many people consider outhouses to be primitive and unsanitary, they can be clean and safe places to relieve oneself when designed and maintained properly.
What about Travelers? How should tourists deal with it?
Travelers will probably have access to toilet paper when they visit Armenia, so there is no need to pack your own. Even if there is no TP, you will likely have access to a modern bidet.
Armenia is a beautiful country that has overcome many hardships in the past century. Whether you’re interested in exploring ancient ruins, hiking in the mountains, or simply relaxing in a scenic setting, Armenia is definitely worth a visit…and fortunately, there is no need to pack your own toilet paper. Armenia is definitely a place where the TP is abundant!