Voting is now officially underway for the eleventh 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, smaller 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! Each group contains eight nominees — except for the two destinations categories, which have more. These lists automatically include last year's winners. In response to nomination feedback, we've changed the 'Best Gym' category to 'Best Fitness Center' and the 'Best Spa' to 'Best Wellness Center'.
How to vote
Voting for 2017-2018 is open to all registered GoKunming users. Simply log in and then place your votes here, or follow the 'Vote now!' 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's counts!
How to win this year's voting prizes
As with last year, we are offering the chance to win prizes for all who vote on the website using a verified GoKunming account. Prizes have been graciously donated by Yang Liping. First prize is a pair of VIP tickets to a performance of Dynamic Yunnan (value: 960 yuan/pair), while the second prize is two general admission tickets to the same show (value 360 yuan/pair). 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 Saturday, January 13. Good luck!
Voting results will be announced on the website the second week in January, following the fifth 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 lucky draw for attendees. More details are coming soon!
Now, without further ado, here are the entrants for the Best of Kunming 2017-2018. Let the voting begin!
Best Chinese Cuisine
Best International Cuisine
Starbucks (Green Lake location)
Wicker Basket (Beichen location)
O'Reilly's Irish Pub (Green Lake location)
Best Night Club
Best Mandarin School
Best Fitness Center
Geek Gym (Shuncheng location)
Best Wellness Center
La Bharive (Dongfeng location)
Best Kunming Attraction
Green Lake Park