China, land of wonders, a mystery for many and clearly one for us! If you are visiting soon or maybe even settling in, then be aware that your mobile phone will be one of your best friends in the challenges and triumphs to come.
We’ve compiled a list of apps that you cannot do without when living in China. For this week, here are the second 5 must-have apps in China:
Taking a cab is quite easy in China but sometimes it is cheaper, or more convenient, to just call a ‘DiDi car’. Didi is the Chinese version of Uber and can be useful in a variety of travel situations. Didi also is a handy app for travel in China, especially when you’re getting to a new place late at night. The only problem is that you can only pay online and not cash. So you need WeChat Pay or Alipay.
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Since Google （and Google Maps） is blocked in China, this is the best way to properly navigate around town. However, you need to be able to type in Chinese since Baidu Ditu is not available in English. The app lets you calculate directions and check accurate bus schedules and even shows you prices for taxis as well.
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These apps offer you food deliveries. They are classic food delivery apps but perfect when you just can’t be bothered to cook or go out. These apps also offer supermarket delivery, plus booking movie tickets, hotels and restaurants.
If you need to book flights, trains or hotels in China this is the application that has got them all. You can also pay with your European credit cards so that you do not necessarily need a Chinese bank account. Starting in late 2017, Trip began expanding beyond just China and into a global travel platform. This included making it more convenient for foreigners to book travel in China.
The NO.1 search engine Google has been blocked in China and if you want to do English search, you have to choose Bing instead. If you download it in China, you may also see Chinese version.
Follow our updates as we will share the next 5 must have apps in China next time!