Khao Lak is generally safe for solo female travelers. It is a well-touristed area with its bustling streets filled with shops and restaurants that close a bit early in the night keeping the area quiet and peaceful. Violent crime is rare, however, usual precautions should be taken against petty thefts, especially in crowded places. Always be aware of your surroundings. Local people are welcoming, kind and most importantly, respectful. Nevertheless, respecting local customs and dress code is crucial in maintaining this respect from the locals. Female travelers should also consider using official means of transportation to avoid any type of unexpected situations.