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Vote now for the Best of Kunming Awards 2017-2018!

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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

1910 Gare du Sud

Duo Ge Shui Dai Restaurant

The Family Restaurant

Lao Dianmian 320 Restaurant


Sujixiang Vegetarian Restaurant

Tusheng Shiguan

Xuanran Aini Restaurant

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Best International Cuisine

Brooklyn Pizzeria


Humdinger Brewpub


The Park Bar & Grill

Paulaner Brauhaus Kunming

Salvador's Loft

Slice of Heaven

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Best Café

Coffee Break

French Café

Open Alley

Prague Café

Maan Cafe

Salvador's Coffee House

Starbucks (Green Lake location)

Wicker Basket (Beichen location)

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Best Bar


DT Bar

Halfway House

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

The Turtle

Uncle John's The Brewpub

Xianke Bar

Yihme Cafe Bar

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Best Night Club

Club Galaxy

Keff Club

The Mask

Modernsky Lab Kunming

Shuncheng Babi


Vervo Club & Bar

Win Club

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Best Hotel

Cachet Boutique Kunming Artime

Crowne Plaza Kunming City Centre

Green Lake Hotel

InterContinental Kunming

Kai Wah Plaza International Hotel

Silver Chest

Sofitel Kunming

Wanda Vista

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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

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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 Nationalities

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Best Fitness Center

E-Go Fitness Center

Geek Gym (Shuncheng location)


IWE Health Clubs


Let's Have Fun Trampoline Park

Now Climbing

Powerhouse Gym

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Best Wellness Center

Canaan Day Spa

Dianchi Spring Spa

Healing Light Yoga

Hotels & Preference Haily Binya Resort & Spa

Jinfang Forest Hot Springs

La Bharive (Dongfeng location)


Tao Yoga Studio

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Best Kunming Attraction

Bamboo Temple

Changchong Mountain

Golden Temple

Green Lake Park

Kunming Botanical Garden

Kunming Waterfall Park

Kunming Wild Animal Park

Old Bird and Flower Market

Spirit Tribe

Western Hills

Yang Liping's Dynamic Yunnan

Yunnan Nationalities Village

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Best Yunnan Travel Destination

Dali Old Town

Dulong Canyon

Fuxian Lake



Jiaozi Snow Mountain

Lijiang Old Town

Meili Snow Mountain

Nuodeng Old Town

Nujiang Canyon



Shaxi Old Town

Stone Forest

Tiger Leaping Gorge

Yuanyang Rice Terraces

Vote now!

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