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Have your say! Best of Kunming Awards 2017-2018 reader nominations

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For a decade, GoKunming users have chosen their favorite Spring City businesses, institutions and travel destinations. Now the calendar is quickly approaching 2018, which means it's time once again to start the nomination process for what is the eleventh incarnation of the Best of Kunming reader survey.

In this year's version of the awards, winner's from 2016-17 are automatically entered as candidates, while all other establishments will be selected by GoKunming users. As with last year, final voting across twelve website categories will be entirely separate from our three WeChat categories. After the nominations are tallied, official voting will begin December 9 and run through December 31. The final results will then be announced the second weekend of 2018 during our annual Best of Kunming awards ceremony.

Submitting nominations

We have prepared an online survey (does not work with VPNs) to make the nomination process more accessible and interactive. The first entrant in each category is already decided based on last year's results, and we ask that you enter the name of your nominee or nominees in the space provided. If you wish to leave a category open, simply type "N/A". To complete the survey, follow the directions below:

• Find your favorite businesses in the GoKunming Listings section

Access the survey here and fill it out using your candidate's name as it appears in either English or Chinese in the GoKunming listings.

• If one or more of your candidates are not currently in our system, please help us to add their listings by sending their information — as well as the single category for which you are nominating each one — to the GoKunming Contact Form.

The seven establishments receiving the most reader nominations in each category will make the final cut, joining last year's honorary nominees, for a grand total of eight nominees in each group. Click on the links above or on the image below to participate. Thank you to everyone in advance for your input!

2016-2017 Best of Kunming Award Winners

GoKunming Categories

Best Chinese Cuisine

Winner: Tusheng Shiguan

Best International Cuisine

Winner: The Park Bar and Grill

Best Café

Winner: Salvador's Coffee House

Best Bar

Winner: The Turtle

Best Night Club

Winner was a tie between Club Vervo and The Mask

Best Hotel

Winner: Sofitel Kunming

Best Guesthouse

Winner: Lost Garden Guesthouse & Restaurant

Best Mandarin School

Winner: Kunming Keats School

Best Gym

Winner: IWE Health Clubs

Best Spa

Winner: Dianchi Spring Spa

Best Kunming Attraction

Winner: Green Lake Park

Best Yunnan Travel Destination

Winner: Tiger Leaping Gorge

WeChat Categories

Best English School

Winner: Shane English School

Best Kunming Attraction

Winner: Spirit Tribe

Best Yunnan Travel Destination

Winner: Nujiang Canyon

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