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Winners: Best of Kunming Awards 2019-2020

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Last Saturday, the businesses, attractions and destinations who received the highest number of votes for the Best of Kunming Awards 2019-2020 were awarded their prize at Paulaner Brauhaus Kunming, a different venue and one with a lot of character. Keats School contributed greatly to making the event possible, so we would like to extend a big thank you to both Paulaner and Keats.

It was another year that saw more people than ever before vote for their favorite places in Kunming and Yunnan. Thank you to everyone who took the time to cast their vote on the website and via WeChat. Winners were announced and celebrated at the seventh annual Best of Kunming Awards Gala and lots of fun was had by all.

We wanted to highlight Yunnan province's unique diversity as well as its goals for sustainability in tourism. One way to do this was by interspersing the evening with dance performances that celebrated diversity in different ways. One performance featured a vigorous Dai dance routine, and some of the performances were in drag. Another way was by presenting the big prize at the end of the night — an eco-friendly two-day tour near Lijiang, organized by Xintuo Travel and Wild Mountain.

We'll publish a complete write-up of the event soon, but here you find a short impression video and below, most importantly, the complete list of winners.

Just like with last 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 the GoKunming website winners — in categories where it is applicable — are the businesses, attractions and destinations that won on WeChat and an honorary award that we handed out this year.

Now, without further ado, the winners for the Best of Kunming Awards 2019-2020...

Website Voting Award Winners

Best Chinese Cuisine

Winner: Tusheng Shiguan (25%)

Runners up: Hongdouyuan and last year's winner Heavenly Manna (both 16%)

Best International Cuisine

Winner: Cantina • Wine & Chat (38%)

Runner up: Salvador's Loft (16%)

Best Café

Winner: Salvador's Coffee House (37%)

Runner up: À Table Bakery & Café (27%)

Best Bar

Winner: Barfly (31%)

Runner up: O'Reilly's Irish Pub (Green Lake) (26%)

Best Night Club

Winner: Turtle Club (35%)

Runner up: Vervo Club & Bar (24%)

Best Brewery

Winner: Humdinger Brewpub (29%)

Runner up: EGO Brewery (26%)

Best Hotel

Winner: Sofitel Kunming (29%)

Runner up: Green Lake Hotel (19%)

Best Mandarin School

Winner: Kunming Keats School (78%)

Runner up: Yunnan University (11%)

Best Sports Center

Winner: Now Climbing (11%)

Runner-up: Haoheng Gym (10%)

Best Art & Culture Venue

Inaugural winner: Contemporary Gallery Kunming (48%)

Runner-up: Alliance Francaise de Kunming (11%)

Best Kunming Attraction

Winner: Green Lake Park (18%)

Runner-up: Western Hills (16%)

Best Yunnan Travel Destination

Winner: Tiger Leaping Gorge (12%)

Runner-up: Shangri-la (11%)


Honorary Award

An honorary Award for Best Urban Regeneration Project was given to Cachet Boutique Kunming Artime.


WeChat Voting Award Winners

Best English School

Winner: i2

Best Kunming Attraction

Winner: Kunming Old Street

Best Yunnan Travel Destination

Winner: Jianshui

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.

The awards gala would not have been possible without our Best of Kunming Awards 2019-2020 sponsors, which included Keats School, Paulaner Brauhaus Kunming, Xintuo Travel and Wild Mountain, Yunnique, Silktree Hotel, Arro Khampa Hotel, Lanchie Dental, Chef's Choice, Sapore Italia, Manlao River Coffee, Hearts and Hands, Smalls Paradise Swing Dance and Dali Bars

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