The 5 safest countries for women in Asia

Women travelers, this article is for you and for anyone who dares to travel with you!

Women travelers, this article is for you and for anyone who dares to travel with you! Certainly, one of the biggest concerns when traveling is safety, and by traveling alone and being a woman, this concern for sure is at least tripled.

We have made a list of countries that women can travel to without worries about their safety, whether travelling alone or in company, considering robberies, assaults, respect for women and cultural diversity. Of course, our main point of analysis to reach this list were experiences of women travelers in these specific countries.

Japan

Japan

No doubt that Japan is one of the safest countries in the world. With very low crime rate, calm people and good economic and educational development, women will be very safe here. Although Japanese customs are diverse from some Western customs, the japanese are very respectful and treat their visitors very well. From small towns, islands to Tokyo, you are sure to be safe and you can count on local help for any kind of information and need.

Making another point, you can eat very well and have fun.

Malaysia

Malaysia

Despite the fact that it is a muslim country, it is open to all cultures wishing to visit it. Malaysia could not miss this list, mainly because it's a country that may scare women, seeming to be very strict and rigid, but it is not. Respect the rules of clothing in certain places - by avoiding to show your shoulders and legs, or wear very short clothes, without the need to cover yourself completely - and for sure, you will be delighted with this country which has so many natural or man-made wonders to offer. With a mixture of Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists and Christians, this country has developed with linguistic, religious and cultural differences, which made the citizens of this country very respectful to all visitors. What do you think about starting in the capital Kuala Lumpur?

South Korea

South Korea

There are a lot of very secure cities to visit like Seoul, the giant city, and Jeju city, on the Jejudo island. The nation is very friendly and approachable, in a country that is becoming very Westernized, whithout losing its Eastern roots. Moreover, they are very respectful, polite and will do everything for you to have a great stay and get everything you need. Do not feel intimidated when asking for help from a Korean, whether about location, tips or even language. And above all, your belongings will be safe in a country that also has a very low crime rate.

Vietnam

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Unlike the countries mentioned above, Vietnam still has a somewhat slower development process. With the exception of Ho Chi Min, you will still find many agricultural and simple cities with low development in terms of technology and economy. Even so, the general crime rate and issues concerning women, are very low. After a period of wars, Vietnam is now peaceful, making it a must-see place: it has a sad and interesting history, kind people and a charming chaos. Women, travel to Vietnam!

China

China

All big cities such as Beijing or Shanghai as well as the smallest cities within the country, which are not yet touched by the accelerated Chinese development, are very safe. Carry your camera in your hand and don't worry about getting stolen. Walk through the chaotic Beijing subways during rush hour and you will come out safe and sound. Don't be afraid to ask for information from anyone on the street because they will help you. Whether it's due to the rigid government they have and laws that severely punish violence, or for the simplicity of the Chinese people, China is very safe for both male and female travellers, particularly those who travel alone.


It is very important to remember that these are not the only safe countries and that it is very important to be careful with your personal belongings and to respect the general and local rules in any country you visit, as well as respecting all cultures.

Women, travel! Alone or not, the world is to be discovered!