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Taxi-Book is your travel and city guide to *30* Chinese cities, a way to speak and talk in Chinese with locals without internet connection, with free versions for Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. It provides a big talking English Chinese dictionary and helps English Chinese translations with talking phrasebooks in its full versions.

It is made to help you travel in Chinese cities and make your trip in China comfortable. Taxi-Book talks to Chinese taxi-drivers who can bring you to your destinations.

The available cities are: (all full versions provide speaking and talking function for Chinese)
Beijing 北京 (free Lite version)
Beijing 北京
Changsha 长沙
Chengdu 成都
Chongqing 重庆
Dalian 大连
Hangzhou 杭州
Harbin 哈尔滨
Guangzhou 广州 (free lite version)
Guangzhou 广州
Guilin 桂林
Lijiang 丽江
Kunming 昆明
Nanjing 南京
Qingdao 青岛
Sanya 三亚
Shanghai 上海 (free lite version)
Shanghai 上海
Shenyang 沈阳
Shenzhen 深圳 (free lite version)
Shenzhen 深圳
Suzhou 苏州
Taiyuan 太原
Tianjin 天津
Wuhan 武汉
Wuxi 无锡
Xi`an 西安
Xiamen 厦门
Yantai 烟台

More cities are coming soon!

The app also features dialogue options for talking with locals in Chinese. Note that you may fill gaps in the phrases using our English-Chinese dictionary containing more than 12,000 words to create your own phrases. For example, in a restaurant you may say "I'm allergic to ... (select/dictionary). Could you make this dish without it?" in perfect Chinese. Some phrases also feature likely answer options that the dialogue partners may choose as a reply.

This free app comes with free versions of four cities. In the free version, e.g., the Beijing city guide contains more than 500 locations in China's capital. And if that's not enough for you, just upgrade through buying the full content of Beijing to unlock more than 1,500 locations and speaking function for all dialogues.

Taxi-Book also offers more city guides for all key Chinese cities for hotels, restaurants, banks, sightseeings, hospitals and administrations etc. And if you don't feel like browsing through the lists, just use the fast search option on each city's home page to find the locations you are looking for.

Note: Buying another city means you pay just one time and can use it forever. There are NO HIDDEN COSTS.

- Locations: Hundreds of locations divided into 10 categories are featured.

- Locations come with detailed information like English and Chinese name, address, phone number, and GPS coordinates.

- View locations on Maps and find nearby places easily (requires online connectivity). You can also add your own locations, enter and save their data if you have discovered a new place that is not covered in the app.

- Once you've chosen a location, press the Taxi-Card button to bring up a simple yet effective page that allows you to tell a taxi driver clearly where you want to go. Show the page to the driver and shake the phone to make it pronounce the phrase with your desired destination.

- Taxi-Card: Choose between different color styles to customize the page to your liking.

- Dialogues: Special dialogues for use in a taxi situation like "Turn on the meter, please" or "How long will the ride take approximately?"

- Basic Phrases: For everyday situations to say things like "Hello", "Thank you", tell others your name or ask where the restrooms are.

- Favourites: Pick your favourite locations out of all the locations and add them to your favourites list for quick and easy access.

*Please note that while the app is designed to work in offline mode, using Map view and buying in-app purchasable content require internet access.

What's New

Version 6.41

Bugfix for Hong Kong and Xi'an.

All locations and events now come from Chinese servers.
The information will constantly grow and will be up to date :)

Ratings and Reviews

100% Necessary for Getting Anywhere in China


Even taxi drivers in Beijing don't speak English or read English names and addresses! This app has gotten me where I've needed to go all over China and the GPS & maps function makes finding new places nearby easy!
I wish users could upload photos of places, but being able to upload new places is a nice new feature.
Before this app, I traveled on business trips with name card booklets divided by city!
Great work and I'm looking forward to new features!

Very helpful

Mongolian Heat

Very well thought out and extremely useful but as others have said, there are many popular locations that are not included and many places of which have either closed, moved or the cost has changed. Needs more updates and more tourism locations in many cities as well as updated telephone numbers. Regardless, has definitely been an extremely useful tool and has helped me out of many jams here in China.

Outdate Dalian Version Don't waste $¥€

Kevin K Orlando, FL

I downloaded the free App for use in Shanghai and liked it so I bought the Dalian version when I moved to China. Don't buy it as it is not worth it. I've sent address corrections and they don't do updates. Dalian is growing quickly and they haven't done an update in the 7 months I've had the App. It doesn't help you to find the trendy places as they are missing. I hope they read this and take action but not optimistic. Prove me wrong Taxi Book so I can amend this review.


Yocoy Technologies GmbH
21.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011 Yocoy Technologies GmbH
In-App Purchases
  1. Chengdu Free
  2. Shanghai $6.99
  3. Beijing $6.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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