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Best Map App in China That Works

ByChao Cheng|China Travel

Jun30

With a good map app in China, you will never get lost.

Here is a list of best map apps that work in China. 

Best Map Apps in China

1. Google Maps 谷歌地图

Google Maps, Best Maps App in China

Google Maps is the best comprehensive maps service throughout China, as it is fully available in English and makes it easy to navigate around even if you don’t speak the language. 

The Power Pack: Google Maps + VPN

As for now, this google-powered service is blocked and cannot work in China without VPN. We recommend you to use Google Maps together with ExpressVPN, the best VPN for China. So you don’t need to bother installing other Map Apps.

2. Autonavi Navigation 高德导航

Autonavi Navigation

Autonavi Navigation is China’s most popular in-car GPS with maps iPhone app. Now it supports English language.

You can download offline map packs by city and province.​

3. Baidu Maps 百度地图

Baidu Maps

Since Google (and therefore 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! The app works the same like Google Maps, which lets you calculate directions. However, Baidu Maps makes it possible to check accurate bus schedules and even shows you prices for taxis!

4. Apple Maps 苹果地图

Apple Maps

Apple Maps in China is becoming solid after IOS 9 released in 2015. And the map data is licensed from AutoNavi.

Now, It's Your Turn.

What's the Best China Map App in Your Eyes?

About the Author

Chao is recommended by Paypal to bring overseas brands into the China market. Now he coaches business owners to start up and grow their business in China. Author of Sell Online To China, How to Build A Right Website That Works In China, and a series of China Business Guides.

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