From a personal safety point of view, apply common sense to maximise your personal safety in what is already a safe and accommodating country.
Renting a car carries it's own pros and cons.
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.Edited: 06 February 2010, 03:12
im headin to phuket on the 11th of march by myself as well what dates are you going over???
if your wondering about safety in phuket,its quite a safe place only if you stay were the tourist are")
if your going in march im looking for people to have catch up with and have a drink or two.i went over last October by myself and had a ball.
i don't know about renting a car as australian travel insurance is quite tight in asia and wont cover certain things eg;motor bike accidents.Might be different in Canada
i'll be in phuket, krabi (day trip), chiang mai (3 days) and bangkok (2 days).
im wondering if girls get harassed and followed.
i wont be dressed in a way thats revealing or necessarily attractive to the eye
*btw not going in march :)
As a female I have never once felt unsafe in all my travels. Its a great place to travel as a female.. you will be fine!!
if it is anyone that should hassle you it would be farangs not thai,
thai people are very nice just dont go out of the tourist places by yourself but as i said you should have the time of your life have a safe trip:)
p.s if you are still concerned just tell people you have family leaving over in Thailand....
dont get into tuk tuks at night by yourself
hi, i also travelled alone in phuket for 3 weeks over xmas, I had a ball and met great ppl, tried not to get to drunk!!! have a great time, ive just booked my flights to do it all again!!! x
Just don't go and do things that you wouldn't do at home if you want to stay safe.
Don't go on the beach alone at night.
Don't go down dark alley ways.
Don't go with strange men or women for that matter.
Don't leave your drink unattended.
Don't tell people you are in the country alone.
Don't accept unsolicited help.
Like the positivitey Reet but to say you will be fine is not the best advice. More than a few females from the West have met horrible experiences in recent years in Thailand. Best to say you SHOULD be fine if taking the normal precautions - Thailand is not safe for females from other countries even if taking into consideration the risks vis a vis anywhere else. I know -I have met a few victims in Bangkok.
"Thailand is not safe for females from other countries even if taking into consideration the risks vis a vis anywhere else." - bangkokgas Destination Expert Koh Samui.
Well there's a newsflash you don't come across everyday.