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Winners: Best of Kunming Awards 2018-2019

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Voting has concluded and the results have been tallied for the Best of Kunming Awards 2018-2019. Just as with last year, participation was up over previous iterations. Thank you to everyone who took the time to cast a ballot both on the website and via WeChat. Winners were recognized at the sixth annual Best of Kunming Awards Gala on Saturday, January 12, and it was a great night! We'll publish a complete write-up of the event soon.

For this year's results, we included the winners and runners up for website voting, both followed by the percentage of total votes received by each. Below those winners — in categories where it is applicable — are those businesses and places which won on WeChat. Some of the categories were extremely close this time around, with first, second and sometime third places separated by only a few ballots. And now, without further ado, the winners for the Best of Kunming Awards 2018-2019...

Website Voting Award Winners

Best Chinese Cuisine

Winner: Heavenly Manna (36%)

Runner up: Tusheng Shiguan (30%)

Best International Cuisine

Winner: Cantina • Wine & Chat (43%)

Runner up: Salvador's Loft (22%)

Best Café

Winner: Salvador's Coffee House (52%)

Runner up: À Table Bakery & Café (15%)

Best Bar

Winner: Barfly (37%)

Runner up: DT Bar (25%)

Best Night Club

Winner: Turtle Club (53%)

Runner up: Vervo Club & Bar (23%)

Best Brewery

Winner: Humdinger Brewpub (36%)

Runner up: Paulaner Brauhaus Kunming (26%)

Best Hotel

Winner: Cachet Boutique Kunming Artime (37%)

Runner up: Sofitel Kunming (34%)

Best Mandarin School

Winner: Yunnan University (35%)

Runner up: Kunming Keats School (26%)

Best Sports Center

Winner: Now Climbing (46%)

Runner-up: Let's Have Fun Trampoline Park (29%)

Best Wellness Center

Winner: Spring City Yoga Collective (37%)

Runner-up: Jinfang Forest Hot Springs (24%)

Best Kunming Attraction

Winner: Green Lake Park (17%)

Runner-up: Golden Temple (16%)

Best Yunnan Travel Destination

Winner: Tiger Leaping Gorge (23%)

Runner-up: Dulong Canyon (10%)


WeChat Voting Award Winners

Best English School

Winner: Owen English

Best Kunming Attraction

Winner: Kunming Old Street

Best Yunnan Travel Destination

Winner: Lijiang Old Town

Special thanks

Congratulations again to all of our winners! We would also like to once again extend our gratitude to everyone who took the time to vote and come out to the awards show. We hope everyone who attended the ceremony had as much fun as we did. Voting and the gala would not have been possible without our Best of Kunming Awards 2018-2019 sponsors, which included Angsana Xishuangbanna, Anthura, As You Like, Dali Bars, Kunming National Institute of Confucian Culture, Moon & Chalice Boutique Hotel, Sapore Italia, Shangri-la Hilton Garden Hotel, SilkTree Hotel, Songtsam Shangri-la, Wooden Paradise, Yang Liping, and Yunnan Chengming Advertising Cultural Industry Park Management and Development Company.

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There were no losers in this annual award. Each nominee provides excellent venues. It would be nice if Gokm (hint hint) posted a list of the nominees also...and as an added compensated or not benefit - each nominee and winner could then post the Gokm award or nomination logo on their review sites in the Gokm listings (added revenues for Gokm, to help offset updates and enhanced or new features...just a suggestion.

Would be interesting to see how many people voted, in each category.

Numbers not percentages

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