5 Useful Apps for Thailand

Looking for useful Apps for Thailand? Lucky for you I've lived there and visit Bangkok at least 5 months out of the year. Here is a short list of Apps I have found useful in Thailand.

I'll leave out the obvious Apps that you most likely already have. Apps such as Google Maps, Sky Scanner..ect. The apps below are specifically for use in Thailand.

1. LINE Messenger

Download on Android

Download on Apple

Line is the main messenger app used in Thailand, Korea, and a few other Asian countries. Anyone you meet in Thailand will have Line. If you want to contact someone it's either through Facebook or Line. Also, many businesses use Line to contact customers. Download it!

2. Foodpanda Food Delivery

Download on Android

Download on Apple

Let's say you are hungover, don't want to the leave the house, or staying in for the night, you can order food for almost any restaurant in Bangkok (or most large Thai cities). They will pick up your order and deliver it via Motorbike. This service is similar to UberEats in the USA.

3. Learn Thai Phrasebook

Download on Android

Learning just a small amount of Thai can get you places and stop you from getting ripped off. Knowing your numbers, how to negotiate and understand the responses, directions, and simple daily phrases will make your experience in Thailand 100x better. 

4. Thailand Rail Map

Download on Android

If you are staying in Bangkok for longer than a week, get to know the MRT and BTS. This app will help you understand the stops. By the end of the week you will be traveling around Bangkok like a local.

5. Google Translate

Download on Android

Download on Apple

Google Translate is kind of a given, however it belongs on the list. When using Google Translate, be aware not to use slang terms or complicated sentences. Not everything translates correctly. Make sure to download the offline version, so you will be able to use it quickly and under any circumstance.