Needed Applications before flying to China

Make some noise if you have plans to go to China! Many people may have heard that there are some access restrictions to some apps in China and created some new platforms to use instead of the access-restricted ones. Today, ACU PAY will tell you what apps should be downloaded before going to China or apps that make your life in China easier. Let’s take a look at them together.


1. We Chat

The most popular app that Chinese People use in communication. Not only does it receive a lot of popularity in China, but WeChat also gains a lot of attention from people around the world because there are a lot of features in the app that attract people from all over the world. In addition to communication, it can be used in payment for almost all goods and services in China as well (must only be binded to the Chinese account only) Such a Multi-purpose app!

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2. Baidu Translate

It is a translation app both from Thai to Chinese and from Chinese to Thai. Its function is similar to Google Translate but since Google is not allowed to be used in China, it requires other Search Engines to be used instead.

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3. Baidu map

Its function is similar to Google Maps. Wherever you would like to go or however you want to travel, just open this app and you will never get lost. Most importantly, this app has both English Version and Chinese Version. Traveling by bus will no longer be difficult!

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4. Pleco

It is a dictionary app for English-to-Chinese or Chinese-to-English translation. HOwever, there is no Thai Language. This app is ideal for those who are practicing Chinese or preparing themselves before going to China. This app can pronounce the word to show the way that word is pronounced. There are also example sentences for you as well. So useful!

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It’s an app to call personal cars in China that is similar to UBER or GRAB in our home. This app facilitates you so that you do not have to wait for public transportation or normal taxis on the road for a long time. Those who are not fluent in Chinese do not worry about using this app because this app is in English. You can correctly specify your destination. There are a lot of payment channels for you to choose such as Credit Cards, We Chat, or Alipay. No need to worry about traveling in China anymore!

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6. Alipay

Alipay is an Online Banking app that allows you to do any transaction via program on your smartphone. You can bind your credit card, refill, withdraw, or pay for almost all goods and services in China. It can be said to be one of the most popular apps that you should have in your smartphone. 

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7. VPN

It is known that some apps such as Facebook, IG, Line, YouTube, and Google are access-restricted, making it difficult for you to contact people in Thailand. This VPN app will make a new IP for you as if you are not in China at that moment so that you can use your social media as normal. However, it depends on the time and version of social media. So important.

What’s your opinion on the apps that ACU PAY has gathered for you? Do not forget to download them. You will not regret it. Lastly, ACU PAY hopes that these apps will facilitate anyone who is going to China so that you can travel happily. Wishes you all a safe flight!

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