Women's Safety Index

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Safest Countries for Women

Singapore

1, Singapore

Singapore, also known as the Lion City, is a modern cosmopolitan nestled right at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia. This vibrant city-state is widely known for its stunning skyline, high-end shopping malls, exquisite cuisine, and alluring multicultural tradition. It boasts of attractions like Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay with the iconic Supertree Grove, and the clean, safe streets of the bustling shopping mecca of Orchard Road. Thriving with cultural diversity, Singapore offers colorful experiences from the rich ethnic areas of Chinatown, Little India, and Arab Street. It's not just a concrete jungle, Singapore offers more green spaces than you might expect with its numerous parks and nature reserves – the city is also known as the 'Garden City.' With a seamless blend of old-world charm and futuristic innovation, Singapore offers an exceptional metropolitan experience.

Norway

2, Norway

Norway, located in Northern Europe and known as the Land of the Midnight Sun, is a spectacular travel destination steeped in natural beauty and unique cultural experiences. This Nordic country, stretching out over the western part of the Scandinavian Peninsula, is renowned for its stunning fjords, picturesque countryside, abundant wildlife, and the northern lights (Aurora Borealis) in the Arctic Circle. Additionally, Norway's rich Viking history, distinctive coastal cities like Oslo and Bergen, impressive skiing opportunities, and a highly developed system of hiking trails attract every traveler with an appreciation for natural beauty and history.

Japan

3, Japan

Japan, located in East Asia, is an extraordinarily beautiful island nation famed for its diverse blend of centuries-old traditions and cutting-edge technology. Known for its impressive cluster of skyscrapers in Tokyo, the ancient temples and geishas of Kyoto, the mesmerizing cherry blossoms in Hakone, and the delectable sushi and ramen, Japan offers a wealth of unrivaled experiences. The country is renowned for its impressive Shinkansen, or bullet trains, that deliver travelers across its four main islands while providing breathtaking scenic views. Japan also stands out for its respect for nature, which is reflected in its numerous stunning gardens and gorgeous Mount Fuji, a dormant volcano and the country's highest peak.

Taiwan

4, Taiwan

Taiwan, an East Asian destination located off the southeastern coast of China, proudly stands as a vibrant fusion of tradition and technology amidst serene landscapes. Famous for its bustling night markets such as Shilin and Raohe, Taiwan offers an incredible variety of tasty street food, including the signature beef noodle soup and bubble tea. Natural beauty abounds on the island, from the gorgeous Sun Moon Lake to the magnificent Taroko Gorge, while its capital, Taipei, captivates visitors with its futuristic Taipei 101 skyscraper, treasured National Palace Museum, and historic temples pulsing with age-old rituals. Taiwan, with its intriguing blend of Chinese, Japanese, and Western influences, promises a rich cultural experience that is uniquely its own.

Portugal

5, Portugal

Located in Southern Europe, Portugal is a breathtaking and diverse land, renowned for its rich culture, historical significance, and natural beauty. It rests on the Iberian Peninsula, right on the Atlantic coast, sharing its eastern and northern border with Spain. Portugal is globally known for its exquisite seafood cuisine, world-class port wines from the Douro Valley, golden sun-drenched beaches, and the historical cities of Lisbon and Porto. Its southern region, Algarve, attracts sunseekers and beachgoers, while its interior, adorned with picturesque landscapes like Peneda-Gerês National Park, is a paradise for hikers. Portugal is also home to numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the ornate architecture in Manueline style, the ancient standing stones at Évora, and splendid monasteries such as Jerónimos Monastery. This prime tourist destination offers a fusion of traditional charm and contemporary sophistication that every traveler must experience.

Andorra

6, Andorra

Tucked away in the Eastern Pyrenees between France and Spain is the charming landlocked destination of Andorra. Known for its dramatic vistas, dynamic peaks, and serene valleys, this small country is a paradise for nature lovers and winter sports enthusiasts. Despite its modest size, it boasts of over 65 peaks and more than 300 days of sunshine every year, making it a prime spot for skiing, hiking, and mountain biking. Andorra's vibrant capital, Andorra La Vella, is Europe's highest capital city, flooded with top-notch luxury shopping outlets and high-rated spas, capturing the essence of indulgence amid tranquil mountains. To top it all, it's famous for its Romanesque architecture, specifically those scattered stone churches taking you back in medieval times.

Iceland

7, Iceland

Iceland, a dramatic island nation situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, is known for its breathtaking and diverse terrain. Just south of the Arctic Circle, it's a geothermal wonder, famed for its picturesque landscapes that combine roaring waterfalls, effervescent hot springs, majestic glaciers, and volcanic fields. Its capital, Reykjavik, houses the majority of the population and attracts tourists with the holistic healing of Blue Lagoon spa and the awe-inspiring display of the Northern Lights. In this country, visitors can explore the rugged splendor of the 'Land of Fire and Ice' while enjoying the refreshing starkness of the sky, the land, and the sea together, that compels solitude seekers and adventure enthusiasts alike.

Netherlands

8, Netherlands

Nestled in the heart of northwestern Europe, the Netherlands is renowned for its vast array of cultural and natural treasures. The country, also known as Holland, is known for being incredibly flat, with large portions of land sitting below sea level. This pan-flat landscape is speckled with charming windmills, tulip fields that burst into color in spring, and iconic cities lined with gabled houses. The Netherlands is recognized worldwide for its leading role in the arts, boasting the birthplace of celebrated painters like Van Gogh and Rembrandt, and home to numerous world-class museums. Don't miss exploring the Venice-like canals of Amsterdam, cycling around The Hague, or indulging in Dutch delicacies such as Gouda cheese and Stroopwafels. One can also expect a warm welcome, with the Dutch often known for their tolerance and liberalism.

Switzerland

9, Switzerland

Switzerland, located in the heart of Europe, is a small, landlocked country that is renowned for its unparalleled natural beauty, mountains, lakes and breathtaking landscapes. Known for its outstanding ski resorts like St. Moritz and Zermatt, it is a paradise for winter sports enthusiasts. Switzerland is also home to numerous picturesque towns and cities, including Geneva, Bern and Zurich, that brim with history and culture. Noteworthy for its high quality of life, precision clocks and watches, Swiss chocolates and cheeses, Switzerland's neutrality and diplomatic clout also make it an important center for international politics, with many worldwide organizations like the Red Cross headquartered in Geneva.

Finland

10, Finland

Finland, located in Northern Europe, is a dream destination for an adventure and nature enthusiast. Known as the 'Land of a Thousand Lakes,' Finland encompasses more than 188,000 enchanting lakes, unspoiled forests, and the captivating Northern Lights, making it a utopia for outdoor activities. This dreamy location is also recognized for its winter wonderlands, including the renowned ski resorts in Lapland, home to Santa Claus. An emblem of design innovation, Finland is widely appreciated for its sophisticated design scene manifested in the capital city, Helsinki. Moreover, Finland is famous for its saunas, and taking a hot sauna bath is an integral part of the Finnish lifestyle. Finland's blend of balmy summers and frosty winters against the backdrop of pristine nature makes it an irresistible destination for globetrotters.

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Safest Places for Women

Zurich

1, Zurich

Nestled in the heart of Switzerland, Zurich is renowned as one of the world's most liveable cities and the largest in the country. This scenic city is surrounded by snow-capped Alpine mountains and rests on the banks of a beautifully clear lake, offering stunning natural beauty and a variety of outdoor activities for nature enthusiasts. Zurich is a financial powerhouse and recognized as a world-leading global banking hub, housing many international corporations. Rich in culture and history, the city boasts over fifty museums, a hundred art galleries, vibrant nightlife, and the highest concentration of clubs in Switzerland. From the cobblestone streets of Old Town, adorned with medieval houses and landmarks like the towering Grossmünster and Fraumünster Church famed for its Marc Chagall windows, to the luxurious Bahnhofstrasse shopping street, Zurich seamlessly combines the old with the new to provide a unique cultural experience that draws millions of tourists annually.

Oslo

2, Oslo

Located in the southeastern region of Norway, flanked by verdant hills and the Oslofjord waterway, Oslo is a cosmopolitan hub imbued with a rich tapestry of Scandinavian culture and history. Renowned as Norway's thriving capital city, Oslo is celebrated for its fascinating blend of architectural styles, from the ancient Akershus Fortress and the grandeur of the Royal Palace to the contemporary masterpieces like the Oslo Opera House. Known for its vibrant art scene, it's home to the world-class National Gallery, displaying Edvard Munch's iconic "The Scream". Visitors also bask in the natural beauty of the numerous surrounding parks, including the popular Vigeland Park which features the intriguing sculptures of Gustav Vigeland. Lastly, Oslo has a rich connection to Norway's seafaring past, which is munificently exhibited in the Viking Ship Museum.

Copenhagen

3, Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark's vibrant capital city, is a blend of classic Scandi design and contemporary allure, located on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand. Known for its picturesque cobblestone streets, colorful waterfronts, notably the famed Nyhavn Harbor, and historical sites, it exudes a distinctive charm. Copenhagen's significant landmarks such as the iconic statue "The Little Mermaid", inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's tale, Tivoli Gardens, one of the world's oldest operational amusement parks, and the majestic Christiansborg Palace offer its visitors an insight into the city's rich cultural heritage. Add to that, its thriving culinary scene led by numerous Michelin-starred restaurants and traditional Danish bakeries - it's a city that satisfies both culture enthusiasts and food lovers alike.

Helsinki

4, Helsinki

Situated on a beautiful archipelago along the Baltic Sea in the southern region of Finland, Helsinki, the capital city, is a unique fusion of contemporary charm and historical heritage. Known for its harmonious blend of modern architectures like the unique Chapel of Silence and ancient neo-classical buildings in the Senaatintori area, Helsinki is indeed a paradise for architecture enthusiasts. Fondly dubbed as the "Daughter of the Baltic," its picturesque landscapes offer breathtaking sea views. The Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Helsinki Cathedral, Market Square, and the vibrant districts of Kallio and Katajanokka are some of the must-visit attractions. This city's artistic aspect is most notably pronounced in the Design District, which houses numerous art galleries and museums, including the famous Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. Helsinki also offers authentic Finnish saunas, trendy boutiques, gourmet dining, and a vivid nightlife for a comprehensive travel experience.

Dubai

5, Dubai

Dubai, located in the United Arab Emirates, is a mesmerizing fusion of modern cityscape and enduring traditions. Known globally as a paradisiacal haven of architectural wonders, Dubai is home to the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and other marvels such as the Palm Jumeirah, the world's largest man-made island. This dynamic city’s cosmopolitan lifestyle harmoniously coexists with its intrinsic Arabian culture, as seen in the vibrant souks or traditional marketplaces, grand mosques, and rich culinary delights. Not only a paradise for shopping enthusiasts and food lovers, Dubai also hosts a multitude of thrilling desert adventures, luxury resorts, and the internationally recognized annual Dubai Shopping Festival, providing a thrilling blend of joy, excitement, and a unique cultural revelation.

Sydney

6, Sydney

Located on Australia’s southeastern coast, Sydney is a vibrant metropolis known for its stunning harbour and iconic landmarks. It's a place where visitors can explore the internationally acclaimed Sydney Opera House and climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge for unbeatable panoramic city views. Sydney offers a unique balance of modern city life and beautiful natural landscapes, from its glittering high-rise skyline to the lush Botanic Garden and famous Bondi Beach. Sydney is also recognized for its rich cultural heritage, showcased in numerous museums, art galleries, and the historic Rocks district. A hot pot of festivals, markets, and international cuisine, the city presents a cosmopolitan charm mixed with a laid-back Aussie vibe, making it a top destination Down Under.

Krakow

7, Krakow

Krakow, located in southern Poland along the Vistula River, is renowned for its rich historical legacy, enchanting aura, and vibrant culture. Known as the city of kings, it boasts a treasure trove of architectural marvels such as the Royal Castle on the Wawel Hill, and the delightful Kazimierz Jewish district. As the former national capital and an intellectual, cultural, and artistic hub, Krakow is famed for its magnificent medieval main square, the Rynek Glówny Market Square, featuring Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Basilica. Its well-preserved Jewish quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage site, echoes poignant reminders of the Holocaust, while the legendary Schindler's Factory presents a stark narrative of wartime past. Discover the city's historic charm by exploring Europe's largest market place, or immersing in the city's thriving artistic scene. Home to world-class museums, scenic parks, and a host of international festivals, Krakow is a city of rich history infused with modern liveliness.

Stockholm

8, Stockholm

Stockholm, the charming capital city of Sweden, is nestled along the vast archipelago where Lake Mälaren meets the Baltic Sea. Globally recognized for its alluring contrast of ancient and modern, it fuses its medieval structures, like the Royal Palace and Gamla Stan (the historic old town), with contemporary marvels such as its excelling tech startups, earning it the moniker 'Silicon Valleys of Europe'. Internationally synonymous with the iconic Nobel Prize, Stockholm also houses the prestigious Nobel Museum. It's renowned for both its rich maritime history, evidenced by the stellar Vasa Museum, and egalitarian philosophy, mirrored in its low-key designs and fashion. Offering the flairs of jazz in Fasching, an astounding gastronomy scene powered by local produce, and tranquil green spaces like Djurgården, Stockholm truly provides an enriching and diversified experience for all.

Quebec City

9, Quebec City

Quebec City is a vibrant metropolis located in the predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec, Canada. Perched on cliffs overlooking the St. Lawrence River, it is known for its rich history, European charm, and stunning architecture. The colonial core, Old Quebec, is an UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for its ancient fortress walls, quaint cobblestone streets, and the iconic Château Frontenac Hotel. As a capital of Francophone culture in North America, the city offers exceptional French-Canadian cuisine, ebullient festivals including the Winter Carnival, and a friendly, cosmopolitan atmosphere, making it a must-visit destination for culture and history lovers.

Utrecht

10, Utrecht

Located in the heart of the Netherlands, Utrecht retains a charm that often gets overshadowed by the more popular Dutch cities like Amsterdam. Characterized by a picturesque city center lined with old houses and quaint canals, the city is known for its iconic Dom Tower - the tallest church tower in the Netherlands, providing panoramic views of the surrounding cityscape. Utrecht is also home to the Utrecht University, one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, making it a vibrant learning hub that's rich in history. Furthermore, its unique attractions consist of the Rietveld Schröder House, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a masterpiece of the De Stijl art movement, and the Railway Museum, encapsulating the dynamic history of Dutch railways.