Navigation in China


To navigate Chinese roads we have so far mostly relied on an offline navigation smartphone app called OsmAnd+. It relies on Open Street maps, which we downloaded beforehand. So far we have been very happy with this app due to the possibility to navigate without internet connection, the option to display relief, and altitude. For overview we purchased two maps of China. But we have rarely used them yet. Furthermore surprisingly good streets and clear road signs in Hebei Provinve helped to find the right way, even to tourist attractions. Since three days we have now been cycling through Inner Mongolia and we get the impression that street and sign quality is decreasing with growing distance to the capital.