Make your way through the ‘Land of Smiles’ without any worry. We’ve made a list of useful apps to download so that your Bangkok experience is as seamless as possible. Navigate the Kingdom (READ: which temples to visit) easily with KKday’s top travel app picks:
Get from point A to B with Bangkok’s leading ride-sharing service. With various modes of transportation (such as bikes), promos, and discounts, you can get around the capital despite the traffic.
How about other modes of transport? Get info about which train lines to ride, including MRT, BTS, and ARL, on this convenient app – it even lets you map out your route and calculate your fare. As long as you have your smartphone, you can travel like a true local.
Unlike Google Translate, IHG Translator features a more concise translation. Match your words to the situation with its four categories: formal, casual, slang, and crazy. If it’s too tedious to type out, you can use the voice-to-voice function and put it on speaker. It’s also useful in a pinch – a live translator will help you if you’re facing a complex problem.
LINE is a messaging app similar to Viber and Whatsapp . It’s very popular in Asia and Bangkok is no exception. Make connections or coordinate with locals and tour guides easily, as well as with shops and companies.
Learn how much you are actually spending and get updated on today’s exchange rate. It’s easy to judge how pricey or cheap a product is when you can compare it to your home currency – especially when you’re haggling at a local market or calculating the true cost of your taxi fare.
For foodies, deciding what to eat takes top priority. Wongnai is the Thai version of Yelp. Use the app to find restaurants, spa deals, delivery services, maps, and more. You can set the language to English, read reviews, and search for specific dishes to know exactly where you wish to go.
We hope you can ‘app-reciate’ this list! Comment below and tell us about your favorite travel apps.