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Vote now for the Best of Kunming 2018-2019!

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Voting is now officially underway for the twelfth annual Best of Kunming Awards. Beginning today and running through midnight of 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 swapped out the ''Best Guesthouse" of year's past and replaced it with "Best Brewery".

How to vote

Voting for 2018-2019 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 yours 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. The voting prizes have been graciously donated by Yang Liping. We'll be giving away two pairs of VIP tickets to a performance of Dynamic Yunnan (value: 960 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 winner will be notified by Sunday, January 13. Good luck!

Voting results will be announced on the website following the sixth annual Best of Kunming Awards Ceremony, which will be held the evening of Saturday, January 12. The evening will feature a show recognizing the winners in each category, speeches by award recipients, performances and a lucky draw for attendees. More details are coming soon. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to vote!

Now, without further ado, here are the entrants for the Best of Kunming 2018-2019. Let the voting begin!

Best Chinese Cuisine

1910 Gare du Sud

Duo Ge Shui Dai Restaurant

The Green Garden


Heavenly Manna

Lao Dianmian 320 Restaurant

Sujixiang Vegetarian Restaurant

Tusheng Shiguan

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Best International Cuisine

Brooklyn Pizzeria


Hadiyyah Arabia Restaurant

The Park Bar & Grill

Porterhouse by Laris

Salvador's Loft

Slice of Heaven

Sushi Kitchen

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Best Café

À Table Bakery & Café

As You Like

Coffee Break

French Café

Maan Cafe

Prague Café

Salvador's Coffee House

Wicker Basket

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Best Bar



DT Bar


Halfway House

Lehuo Bar

O'Reilly's Irish Pubs

The Turtle

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Best Night Club

Club Galaxy

K1 Club

Keff Club

Modernsky Lab Kunming


Turtle Club

Vanilla Bar

Vervo Club & Bar

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Best Brewery

Andy Hull Music Bar

Brewery Hill

Humdinger Brewpub

Paulaner Brauhaus

Uncle John's The Brew Pub

Valhalla Craft Brewery

Yun Brewing Pub

YunPure Brewery

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Best Hotel

Cachet Boutique Kunming Artime

Crowne Plaza Kunming City Centre

Green Lake Hotel

Holiday Inn

InterContinental Kunming

Kai Wah Plaza International Hotel

Sofitel Kunming

Wanda Vista

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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 Sports Center

E-Go Fitness Center

Geek Gym



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

Spring City Yoga Collective

Tao Yoga Studio

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Best Kunming Attraction

Ancient Dian Town

Bamboo Temple

Black Dragon Pool

Changchong Mountain

Daguan Park

Dianchi Lake

Empire of the Little People

Golden Temple

Green Lake Park

Guandu Old Town

Haigeng Boulevard

Jinma Square

Kunming Botanical Garden

Kunming Museum

Kunming Natural History Museum of Zoology

Kunming Old Street

Kunming Waterfall Park

Kunming Wild Animal Park

Kunming Zoo

Laoyuhe Wetlands Park

New Yunnan Provincial Museum

Western Hills

Yang Liping's Dynamic Yunnan

Yuantong Temple

Yunnan Astronomical Observatory

Yunnan Nationalities Village

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Best Yunnan Travel Destination

Dali Old Town

Dinosaur Valley

Dongchuan Red Land

Dulong Canyon

Fuxian Lake




Jiaozi Snow Mountain

Jizu Mountain

Lijiang Old Town

Lincang Ancient Tea Gardens

Lugu Lake


Meili Snow Mountain

Nujiang Canyon

Nuodeng Old Town




Shaxi Old Town

Stone Forest

Tiger Leaping Gorge

Xishuangbanna Elephant Valley

Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden

Yuanyang Rice Terraces

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Thanks in advance to our wonderful sponsors, who are helping us set up and host the sixth annual Best of Kunming Awards Gala in January!

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