Ladies and gentlemen... cast your votes!

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Voting is now officially underway for the thirteenth annual Best of Kunming Awards. Beginning today and running through midnight of Thursday, January 9th, 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 two-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 ''Wellness Center" of year's past and replaced it with "Best Arts and Culture Venue".

How to vote

Voting for 2019-2020 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 per 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 10th, after the voting has ended, and the winner will be notified by Sunday, January 12th. Good luck!

Voting results will be announced on the website following the seventh annual Best of Kunming Awards Ceremony, which will be held the evening of Saturday, January 18th. The evening will feature a show recognizing the winners in each category, speeches, dazzling dance performances and a lucky draw with fabulous prizes for attendees. More details are coming soon. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to vote!

The venue for this year's Best of Kunming Awards Gala will be Paulaner Brauhaus, who have graciously offered to host the awards show. Paulaner will offer a free beer to everyone who attends the event, and will continue to serve drinks and snacks throughout the evening.

Now, without further ado, here are the entrants for the Best of Kunming 2019-2020.

Kunming ladies and Kunming gentlemen, cast your votes!

Best Chinese Cuisine

Heavenly Manna

Tusheng Shiguan

8 Xiaojipo

Hongdouyuan (Wenlin Jie branch)

Guangyi Fandian

1910 Gare du Sud

Makye Ame Tibetan Restaurant

Shiping Huiguan

Vote now!

Best International Cuisine


Sushi Kitchen

As You Like

Porterhouse by Laris

Salvador's Loft

Slice of Heaven

Spice Magic Indian Cuisine

Mojar Mexican Restaurant

Vote now!

Best Café

Salvador's Coffee House

À Table Bakery & Café

Lazy Birds Cafe

Guangzong Sanhao Cafe

Le Cafe de l'Alliance

Oni Jam & Coffee Shop

Prague Café

Stairway Cafe

Vote now!

Best Bar


Gong Lei Mu Bar (formerly known as Lehuo)

O'Reilly's Irish Pubs

Revolucion Cocktail

Wooden Paradise

The Turtle

Xianke Bar

Ray Bar

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Best Night Club

Turtle Club

Vervo Club & Bar


Modernsky Lab Kunming



Space Plus Club

Dr Oscar

Vote now!

Best Brewery

Humdinger Brewpub

Brewery Hill

Paulaner Brauhaus

Yun Brewing Pub

Uncle John's The Brew Pub

EGO Brewery

YunPure Brewery

Hazel Brewery

Vote now!

Best Hotel

Cachet Boutique Kunming Artime

Sofitel Kunming

Kai Wah Plaza International Hotel

InterContinental Kunming

Crowne Plaza Kunming City Centre

Green Lake Hotel

Silk Tree Hotel

Wanda Vista

Vote now!

Best Mandarin School

Yunnan University

Kunming Huayang Academy for Language and Culture


Kunming Keats School

Kunming Mei's Mandarin School

Yunnan University of Nationalities

Yunnan Normal University

Kunming College of Eastern Language and Culture

Vote now!

Best Sports Center

Now Climbing

Tuodong Aquatic Center

Haoheng Gym

Tao Yoga Studio

Let's Have Fun Trampoline Park

Healing Light Yoga

Geek Gym

Powerhouse Gym

Vote now!

Best Cultural Venue

Alliance Francaise

Elephant Art Center

Contemporary Gallery Kunming

Gallery Art Hub

IWE Art Museum

KONG space

WAKE gallery


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

Vote now!

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

Vote now!

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

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