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Is Taiwan safe?


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By JennyK - Posted on
20 August 2012
Is Taiwan safe? Is it possible to walk around at night as a woman by myself?
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Hi Jenny

You are more likely to meet your end crossing a street in Taipei than you are at the hands of a bad guy on a dark night :)

I'm not sure where you're from or what level of safety you're used to, but I think I can say with confidence that you will find Taiwan to be a very safe country. You can walk around at night by yourself without being hassled with the possible exception of (very, very few) dodgy areas. If you follow very basic safety precautions like being aware of your bag when you are in a crowded marketplace (so you aren't pickpocketed), you will be OK!

Take a read through Safety in Taiwan for more about the risk from natural disasters, phone scams and other dangers in Taiwan.

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It is very safe !!!

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