When you are planning a trip to Thailand, don't forget to install 10 best apps for Thailand travel on your smartphone as these apps can be very useful during your stay in the "land of smiles".
Before your long holidays in Thailand, you must conclude your travel plan and the first thing to do is booking flights and hotels. Traveloka app can help you to book flights cheaper than normal. This application covers all the main worldwide airlines. Booking with Traveloka is a good choice if you are looking for domestic flights with Nok Air, Air Asia, Lion Air and Thai Smile. Traveloka also has special offers for people booking through the application so we’ve booked tickets many times with this app and always got a price better than on the website of airlines. After the booking and payment is completed, the app will send the electronic ticket or booking confirmation via smartphone, so you won’t need to carry the documents and will be able to access the information at any time.
2. Hotel Booking App - Agoda or Booking. com
Agoda and Booking.com are the tools for you to find hotels and other accommodation all over Thailand. These applications are easy to use and let you check the price, hotel location and daily deals fast. You can switch to the map and see the rates of hotels in your preferred location. These apps make comparison of the hotels really easy. Normally, the prices are lower if you are using the app on mobile phone than desktop computer.
3. Amazing Thailand
“Amazing Thailand” application is made by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). This app is a perfect guide to all most popular tourist destinations in Thailand, covering all provinces and including travel tips, accommodation, events & festivals, shopping, food and more. It's easy to travel around Thailand with just one app.
4. Google Translate
One of the major issues when going abroad is the language and not many Thais know English well. Knowing “Sawaddee” for saying “hello” or “Khop Khun” for saying “thank you” is not enough for travelling in Thailand. This is why Google Translate application needs to be installed on your phone. It's just a straightforward and simple way to translate text into foreign language quickly and Google Translate works well enough with Thai Language.
5. Thai Best Dict
This is a dictionary application that can be used offline. It will be a good translator for your trips or when no internet connection is available. With Thai Best Dict app, you will be able to translate words both from English to Thai and from Thai to English. We like using it because the translation of word meaning is quite detailed and you can listen to the correct Thai pronunciation.
Are you a taxi passenger? Grab is an app that allows you to get a taxi fast and easily. Grab also offers a wide range of travel options including taxis, personal cars, motorcycles, and delivery services. All you need to do is choose the origin and destination, this app will calculate the distance, expected time and estimated fare and you will only have to wait for your taxi to arrive. Using Grab is convenient as you can choose to pay your fare in cash or credit card and you will receive an email receipt every time after the trip.
You may think WhatsApp or Skype are the most popular applications for chatting, but it's not like that in Thailand. Line is a free application that only needs your phone's internet connection to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages to your friends and family. Most people in Thailand use Line to stay in contact with everyone, therefore, having this app will make it easier for you to contact with your new Thai friends.
8. XE Currency
XE Currency is one of the most famous currency converter apps. As Thailand has its own currency and Thai baht is only accepted in Thailand, this app will help you to calculate your expenses. You will know if the thing you want to buy is cheap or expensive and how much you pay. The app is very useful and makes it easier for you to control your money.
Wongnai is an application that helps you choose a restaurant in Thailand from more than 250,000 restaurants around the country. With this application you can find nearby restaurants with detailed information and real user reviews that can help you to decide on where to go. You can instantly share reviews or food photos as well. It will also help you to discover great spas and many other beauty services.
10. Bangkok News
Bangkok News app gives you an easy access to the most popular news sources in Thailand such as Bangkok Post, The Nation, Reuters Bangkok and more. It gives you Thailand's latest news including Breaking News, Politics, Economy, Sport, Entertainment, IT News, lifestyle features and plenty of useful information. It is an interesting and useful app for you to know what is going on around Thailand.
Install these useful applications on your smartphone and make your travelling around Thailand much easier!
Consider buying local 4G SIM card to stay conveniently connected on your holiday in Thailand. SIM card is cheap and easy enough to get upon arrival so you can use all the apps right away!
More information about Thai mobile phone service providers and SIM cards offered for tourists can be found here: Getting Thailand SIM Card and Thai Phone Number.