2019 7 Essential Apps You’ll Need When Travelling To China

Updated: Mar 26, 2019


Looking for a must-have app in China before the plane takes off?

China changes a lot every year, even APP is changing every day.

We've rounded the 10+ best apps in China to making it easier to travel in China in 2018.

A simple guide to the best apps for foreign visitors working in China.



Best Free VPN

vpn service that requires no registration and allows you to access almost any website in any country. (You can update your followers about your travels in China in real time on your various social media platforms!) It also protects by encrypting your private information from hackers when utilising public wifi hotspots.


If you don't have a VPN, you won't be able to login to FACEBOOK, etc. Free to get




Best Language Apps in China

Google Translate While many Google services are blocked, Google Translate is working petty well in China. Thought it is not always 100% accurate, it is useful for looking up how to say simple sentences especially as it shows the Pinyin as well as the characters for Chinese.


Youdao Translate is an app to quickly translate between more than 100 different languages, including Chinese, Japanese, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, French, Portuguese, and many more. The best part is that you can download language packs so you can translate any language without needing an Internet connection.


TIPS: First take a photo of the text, then translate it through the APP

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