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Top 10 Apps for traveling in China

By Weiwei Guan

April 14

Are you planning a trip to China? You might need this list of apps, especially if you don’t speak any Chinese.

Are you planning a trip to China? You might need this list of apps, especially if you don’t speak any Chinese.

Are you planning a trip to China? You might need this list of apps, especially if you don’t speak any Chinese.

1. WeChat

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WeChat is one of the most popular free messaging apps, developed by Tencent in China. You can send messages, pictures and videos to your friends and have group chats. It’s especially useful when you want to make local, as you can add each other by simply scanning a QR code.

2. Google Translate

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Google Translate is a multi-language translator you can always turn to when you meet unknown words. Its photo function, which lets you take a picture of text you want translated, works in 26 languages and solves the problem of typing Chinese.

3. Learn Chinese

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Learn Chinese is a free app for anyone who wants to learn some words and phrases with authentic Chinese pronunciation. One thing to note: the new version will only support iOS 7 and above.

4. China Trains

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China Trains provides real-time train schedules of China’s railway network and an online ticket booking service. This app will definitely save you a lot of time waiting at the station with its easy change, cancellation and refund policies.

5. MetroMan

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MetroMan provides subway maps and information for 25 Chinese cities in 11 languages. The best part: you can use it offline to check out routes and ticket prices. It’s available for iOS 7 and above.

6. Dianping.com

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Every foodie has his secret to find the best restaurant. Here’s one. This app helps you find the highest rated restaurants, coffee shops, cinemas and other services while traveling in China. You can also get coupons and discounts.

7. Gaode Map

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You’ll never get lost with this app, one of the most popular mobile maps in China. It provides very accurate routes and navigation.

8. Ctrip

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Ctrip is one of the most well-known online travel agents to book group travel, flights, and hotels at great prices. You can also check your flight information and share updates with your friends.

9. Booking

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Booking provides instant confirmation, paperless check-in and offline maps every time you book a hotel. With comparison and screening functions, you will always find the best hotels you want.

10. Trip Advisor

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Trip Advisor provides more than 200 million travel guides and recommendations from travelers worldwide. You won’t miss any hotspots or scenic locations with this app.

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