Which country you should go to? This is especially important especially when safety is your top consideration when solo traveling. Here are some of our top picks to serve as references to get an idea which country is the safest when it comes to solo traveling.
Taiwan has a low crime rate among developing nations. The crime rate is notably low in Taiwan.
Just like in Japan, you don’t have to worry about signs. They have everything with an English translation. It’s also easy to navigate your way around. A lot of restaurants have pictures of the food. It won’t be a hassle figuring things out here.
Public transportation is also very reliable. You don’t have to dig into your pocket to get a taxi. And for much of the time, you don’t have to worry about transportation. While I’d recommend Japan to anyone on their very first solo trip to Asia, Taiwan is a solid choice in itself.
Arguably the most advanced developing country in Southeast Asia, Singapore is definitely one of the places you should visit when you’re traveling to the region. Singapore is home to an array of culture from Chinese, Malay, to Indian. As such, you’ll be spoilt for choice for these types of cuisines.
Japan is definitely one of the countries that always make it into the top list of the safest countries in the world. A country with one of the most comprehensive (albeit sometimes confusing) public transpiration in the world, it’s extremely easy to get around. It is by far, the most wonderful country to do solo traveling in, especially if you enjoy Japanese culture.
From fashion and the dizzying buzz of people in Tokyo—down to the many little Shinto temples in the peaceful countryside—Japan has it all. It certainly can be very isolating to go solo in Japan. So plan a meeting ahead in advance through travelers’ website such as Couchsurfing or join relevant facebook groups. It’s also helpful sometimes to stay at a hostel if you want more chance to talk to fellow travelers during your solo journey.
South Korea is one of the places in Asia where media-influenced tourism is at its peaks. And it seemed that it will continue to be. But regardless of your reasons to visit South Korea, it is one of the best places to be when safety is of utmost importance.
Both the metropolis and the suburbs of South Korea are all easy to enjoy by travelers. Public transportation is generally available even to the more remote places. The people generally mind their own businesses, so standing out from being a Caucasian is generally not a problem here. Overall, the crime rate in South Korea is very low. You’ll be at ease in this country knowing that most people solo traveling have had great experiences in this country.
Largely unheard of, the Kingdom of Bhutan was an isolated nation not very long ago. Before the monarchs seek to become a member of the United Nation, next to no one know of its existence. Bhutan is an isolated country in almost every sense of the word. So why does this option a good one? The crime rate in Bhutan is very low compared to most developing countries. And to enter this country in the first place, you have to be accompanied by a licensed local tour guide throughout your trip. And people have been saying nothing but wonderful things about these local guides. If you have the budget and the grit to go solo to Bhutan, then go for it!