Traveling around Thailand is fairly easy. Here’s a list of some must have apps for Thailand that helped me while living there.
When I first got to Thailand, I didn’t have any phone service. I took a taxi from the airport to where I was staying in Bangkok and even though my phone didn’t work, I was able to see on Google Maps where I was heading.
It was a bit scary at first but it was fine. Once I got to my hotel, another girl from Xplore Asia named Christina shared the same story LOL.
1. Air Visual
Air Visual works in all of the countries that I have been to, including the US. In Thailand and South Korea, as well as most of the other Asian countries, they wear masks- even when there’s no pandemic. The air pollution is so high over there so masks come in handy. I bought a mask before going to Thailand and rarely used it though because it is just so hot there so it was tough. Looking back now I wish I wore it more because, in Mahachai, the pollution was rough.
I loved using this website in Thailand. I found some great deals when going on our mini vacays and it saved us a good amount of Baht. Of course, you should compare with other websites as well because you never know.
I’m sure most of us have this app because you can use it worldwide. While living in Thailand, we used this app quite a lot for our vacations and travels. It was always so cheap.
4. Google Maps
If you don’t have Google Maps, what app do you use??? Google Maps works anywhere and everywhere.. Well, besides South Korea.. And probably a few other countries LOL. Never mind this being one of the must have apps for Thailand, but for the world.
This is a great app that can really be used anywhere. If you’ve read Apps to Download, you may already have this app. It helped numerous times while living in Thailand. Thai was just so difficult for me to learn. I got a few of the basics down but other than that, I was useless. But hey, as long as you try to speak the language in any country, most of the locals will appreciate it.
Grab in Thailand is just like Lyft or Uber in the US. You can choose from a car or a bike. I think you can also order food from Grab but I never did. You can hook up your card to the app or just pay with cash. Whenever Christina, Indria, and I would take one we’d just have one person pay and then split it up later. Grab is also great for if you are in a touristy area and a taxi tries to haggle you for more money. We’d just whip out our phones and show them on the app that it’s cheaper and then the taxi driver would bring their price down.
If you’re going to make friends and want to communicate with anyone in Thailand, this app is it. This is probably one of the most important apps for Thailand.
They don’t use iMessage in Thailand. Or really anywhere else I’ve been for that matter. LOL. I mean some people do obviously, but it’s rare. In South Korea, they use Kakao and in Thailand they use Line. Line is a messaging app where you can call/text people. I never really played around with it and only used it for calling/texting so I’m not really sure what else it has to offer. But I do know that they have cute Brown and Cony stickers.
Okay so, these aren’t all of the must have apps for Thailand. Most of them are useless in other countries too.
But, they will help you get started. If I had to share the top three must have apps to download for Thailand that I used the most while living there- it would be Line, Grab, and Google Translate.
So obviously there are more apps out there that will be useful. However, these are just the must have apps for Thailand that had helped me and that I found to be important to have while living there.
And if you ever find yourself lost or in need of help while traveling throughout this magnificent country, don’t be afraid to ask the locals or stop inside of a 7/11 (because there will be on literally every five seconds). I had no problems asking people for help.