Must-Download Apps for Your Revenge Travel to Bangkok

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Must-Download Apps for Your Revenge Travel to Bangkok

Tourists are expected to flock to Bangkok in the coming months following the removal of stringent COVID-19 protocols such as on-arrival test and quarantine. If you’re part of the “revenge travel” crowd—the social media buzzword for pandemic-stricken travellers eager to put on their tourist caps again—some tips to make your vacation smoother are in order.

Check out these mobile apps you should download before you travel to Bangkok!



Grab

Bangkok’s trains and buses have a decent system but if ever you get lost, there’s ride-hailing app Grab to the rescue. Like its Southeast Asian counterparts, Thailand is a huge market for Grab, with services that include cabs, carpools, and private cars. You can also use it to order food from nearby restaurants.

Download the app here for iOS and Android

Eatigo

One of the best things about Bangkok—and Thailand in general—is how you can satisfy your cravings without breaking the bank. You can scour their food stalls and night markets and spend less than THB500 with your tummy full. But cheap eating is not only exclusive to street food. You can find discounted restaurant dining options by downloading the Eatigo app. It identifies restaurants that offer discounts during non-peak hours. Options range from hotel buffets and cafés to rooftop and tapa bars.

Download the app here for iOS and Android

NextStation

Another app worth downloading when visiting Bangkok is NextStation, which displays BTS, MRT, BRT, and Airport Link stations on a single map. Once you pin your destination, the app will show all the routes and public transportation modes needed to get to your target location.

Download the app here for iOS and Android

XE Currency

There is an unspoken rule that converting price tags to your local currency is a no-no when travelling to another country. But if you are travelling on a budget and want to be practical, it is hard to resist it. If you want to gauge whether you are getting a good deal out of your Chatuchak Market purchases, XE Currency’s mobile app will come in handy. Just set Thai baht to your local currency and enter the amount. It is also a helpful guide if you need to exchange your money via local currency exchanges.

Download the app here for iOS and Android

Wongnai

From discovering restaurants to scoring promos, the Wongnai app is your best bud. It has an extensive directory of the city’s top restos, cafés, salons, attractions, and food delivery services. It also displays promos for a vacay that won’t hurt your wallet. Plus, you can see other users’ reviews! Think of it as Yelp or TripAdvisor.

Download the app here for iOS and Android

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