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Cast your vote for the Best of Kunming 2016-2017!

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Voting is now officially underway for the tenth annual Best of Kunming Awards. Beginning today and running through midnight December 31, readers can choose their favorite Kunming businesses and establishments here on the website. A separate group of categories in Chinese will be made available soon through GoKunming's WeChat official account.

The nominations are in following a one-week nomination process across our 12 website categories. Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out our survey and submit the names of their favorite places! This year, each group contains eight nominees, a list that automatically includes last year's winners. We've also added two new categories, 'Best Gym' and 'Best Spa'.

How to vote

Voting for 2016-2017 is open to all registered GoKunming users. Simply log in and then place your votes here, or follow the links below. If you do not yet have a GoKunming account, you can sign up by registering here. Each person is allowed only one ballot, so make sure your form is fully filled out before submitting it.

How to win this year's voting prizes

As with last year, we are offering the chance to win one of several prizes for all who vote on the website using a verified GoKunming account. Prizes include a pair of VIP tickets to a performance of Yunnan legend Yang Liping's Dynamic Yunnan (value: 960 yuan/pair), a free golf lesson from professional instructor Jason Hoyles at Golf Academy China (valued at 850 yuan), a case of international award-winning Black Yak Beer from Shangri-la Brewery, and a case of the company's Yalaso beer (both valued at 492 yuan).

If you would like to become eligible to win, be sure to log in, cast your ballot in all categories and enter your current phone number in the proper field. A random drawing will be held January 1 and the winners will be notified by Friday, January 13. Good luck!

Voting results will be announced on the website the second week in January, following the fourth annual Best of Kunming Awards Ceremony. The evening will feature a show recognizing the winners in each category, speeches by award recipients, live music and a humongous lucky draw for attendees. More details are coming soon!

Now, without further ado, here are the entrants for the Best of Kunming 2016-2017. Let the voting begin!

Best Chinese Cuisine

1910 Gare du Sud

Duo Ge Shui Dai Restaurant




Lao Dianmian 320 Restaurant

Shiping Huiguan

Tusheng Shiguan

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Best International Cuisine

Brooklyn Pizzeria


Dizzy Panda

Great Australian Bite

Hadiyyah Arabic Restaurant

Humdinger Brewpub

The Park Bar & Grill

Valhalla Craft Brewery

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Best Café

Coffee Break

French Café (Wenlin Jie location)



Prague Café (Beichen location)

Salvador's Coffee House

Slice of Heaven

Wicker Basket (Beichen location)

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Best Bar

Alei Lounge Club


DT Bar


Halfway House

O'Reilly's Irish Pub (Green Lake location)

The Turtle

Uncle John's The Brewpub

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Best Night Club

The Mask


Shuncheng Babi

True Color

Tianlai Shidai


Vervo Club & Bar

Win Club

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Best Hotel

Crowne Plaza Kunming City Centre

Empark Grand Hotel

Green Lake Hotel

InterContinental Kunming

Silver Chest

Sofitel Kunming

Wanda Vista

Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Colorful Yunnan

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Best Guesthouse

Cloudland International Youth Hostel

Glad Inn

Heart 2 Heart Youth Hostel

IviesWill International Youth Hostel

Kunming Upland International Youth Hostel

Lost Garden Guesthouse & Restaurant

Mingtong Yinxiang Youth Hostel

Mulan Guest House

Vote now!

Best Mandarin School

Kunming College of Eastern Language and Culture

Kunming Huayang Academy for Language and Culture

Kunming Keats School

Kunming Mei's Mandarin School


Yunnan Normal University

Yunnan University

Yunnan University of Finance and Economics

Vote now!

Best Gym

E-Go Fitness Center

Haoheng Fitness (Beijing Lu location)

Geek Gym (Shuncheng location)


IWE Health Clubs

Morning Gym


Surmount Fitness Club

Vote now!

Best Spa

Canaan Day Spa

Dianchi Spring Spa

Hailifang Spa Holiday Hotel

Hotels & Preference Haily Binya Resort & Spa

Jinfang Forest Hot Springs

Kunming Esuna Medical Spa

La Bharive (Nanya location)


Vote now!

Best Kunming Attraction

Bamboo Temple

Changchong Mountain

Golden Temple

Green Lake Park

Kunming Wild Animal Park

Old Bird and Flower Market

Spirit Tribe

Western Hills

Yang Liping's Dynamic Yunnan

Yunnan Nationalities Village

Vote now!

Best Yunnan Travel Destination

Dali Old Town

Fuxian Lake

Heshun Old Town


Lijiang Old Town

Meili Snow Mountain

Nujiang Canyon


Shaxi Old Town

Stone Forest

Tiger Leaping Gorge

Yuanyang Rice Terraces

Vote now!

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