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Have your say! Best of Kunming Awards 2020-2021 nominations

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GoKunming users have chosen their favorite Spring City businesses and Yunnan travel destinations for over a decade. As the tradition goes, we start the nomination process for what is the thirteenth edition of this Best of Kunming reader survey.

Winner's from the 2021-2020 edition are automatically entered as candidates, while all other establishments will be selected by GoKunming users. After the nominations are tallied, official voting will begin January 8 and run through January 30. The final results will be announced the week after, just before Spring Festival.

Submitting nominations

We have prepared a new system to make the nomination process more accessible and interactive.

• Find your favorite businesses in the GoKunming Listings section or through our improved site search. If the listing does not exist yet, you can add it yourself by clicking add listing on the listings page.
• Open the page of the establishment of your choice and click the nominate button.
• That's it! We will take care of putting each listing in the right category. Please note that only businesses located in Kunming can compete.

The seven establishments receiving the most reader nominations in each category will make the final cut, joining last year's honorary nominees, for a grand total of eight nominees in each group. Thank you to everyone in advance for your input!

2019-2020 Best of Kunming 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%)

WeChat Voting Award Winners

Best English School

Winner: i2 International Institute of Education

Best Kunming Attraction

Winner: Kunming Old Street

Best Yunnan Travel Destination

Winner: Jianshui, Honghe Prefecture

Special thanks

The Awards Gala last year 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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