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 for women to travel 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, quiet people and a 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 is a country that may scare women, appearing to be very rigid, but it is not. Respect the rules of clothing in certain places - by avoiding to show your shoulders and legs, in very short clothes, without the need to cover yourself completely - and for sure, you will be amused with this country that has so many natural or constructed 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 by starting in the capital Kuala Lumpur?

South Korea

South Korea

There are a lot of cities to visit very secure like Seoul, the giant city, and Jeju, the inhospitable. 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 be intimidated by 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 much more agricultural and simple cities with low development in terms of technology and economy. Even so, the general crime rate and the one concerning women, are very low. After a period of wars, Vietnam is peaceful, making it a must-see place: a sad and interesting story, 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 on the country's interior, which are not yet touched by the accelerated Chinese development, are very safe. Carry your camera in your hand and do not worry about getting stolen. Walk through the chaotic Beijing subways at peak times and you will come out safe and sound. Do not be afraid to ask for information from anyone on the street because they will help you. Whether for the rigid government they have and laws that severely punish violence, or also for the simplicity of the Chinese people, China is very safe for women and men travellers, particularly 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 visited country, as well as respecting its culture.

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