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Safe for women to travel Laos?

Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 12:51 am
by AngelaW
Hi board members!

Is Laos a safe place for Western women when travelling alone? Are there any special safety precautions I must take?

/AngelaW

Re: Safe for women to travel Laos?

Posted: Sun May 04, 2014 8:41 pm
by brinch
Laos is generally speaking a very safe place to travel. There is a high respect for women in Lao society, and men and women are actually considered to be quite equal. That said, women should try to dress modestly, especially in the smaller towns, and don't walk around alone at night.

Re: Safe for women to travel Laos?

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 6:10 pm
by OrigamiCrane
That's good to know. I wouldn't go anywhere alone at night. Its too risky.

Re: Safe for women to travel Laos?

Posted: Fri May 23, 2014 10:43 pm
by CarissaP
Looking back I was VERY fortunate. However, other than the occasional inappropriate pick up line, I never felt like being a woman got me in trouble. If you do plan on drinking all the basic rules apply. Watch your drink, don't get heavily intoxicated (at least not without a sober friend watching your back), and try not to walk around alone at night (I'd say that t men too!).

Re: Safe for women to travel Laos?

Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:18 am
by jocrenz
well i saw a lot of western girl in laos. :)