Generic travel apps like Google Maps, a currency converter, and a good translator will hold you in good stead wherever you go. A few messaging apps are also a good idea for staying in touch with friends back home, as well as new ones you might encounter on the road. And let’s not forget Instagram for live posting from all the magnificent places you visit!
But what are some Thailand-specific apps that you should download before embarking on a trip to the land of palaces, temples, and gorgeous beaches? Let’s take a look at the 10 best travel apps to use in Thailand:
Thailand Travel Guide by Triposo
The Thailand Travel Guide app offers comprehensive guides with the latest information on major destinations in Thailand. The information on sights, restaurants, and clubs, as well as maps can also be accessed offline.
The SkyTrain is a popular way of getting around Bangkok, and with the BTS SkyTrain app, you can calculate exact fares for your journeys, and also see enterprises near various stations.
Also for Bangkok, the Bangkok MRT app makes it easy to plan your travels on the MRT with fare plans, route maps, train schedules, and information on attractions near every station.
Grab is now the leading app in Thailand for everything from finding rides to ordering food and making cashless payments. There are various vehicle options to choose from.
Learn Thai or Thai by Nemo
You can’t always be opening up your translator when you want to strike a good bargain or say hello to a friendly stranger. Learning a few everyday Thai phrases can come in useful. Use Learn Thai or Thai by Nemo to brush up your Thai.
You can use Foodpanda to order food from many restaurants whenever the hunger pangs strike, and you’re too tired to go somewhere. Though not an app, the online service covers 12 different cities and islands in Thailand.
Line is a messaging app on the lines of WhatsApp, and pretty popular in Thailand. You can make both audio and video calls, send messages, and use a variety of funny and cute emoticons on the app.
If you’re staying in Thailand for a longish period of time and used to reading the news everyday, the Thailand Newspapers app may come in handy. Stay updated with current affairs on the go with this app.
Grand Palace Bangkok Guide
The Grand Palace Bangkok Guide takes you on a walking tour through the famous monument with professional narration, 3D maps, and stories about every point of interest on your route.
Download the Rizort Concierge app to have all your trip details at your fingertips, including hotel and activity bookings, airport transfers, and important contact numbers.
Of course, if you refer frequently to all these useful apps, your phone battery will drain pretty quickly! So make sure you have a good power bank along.