Experience The World Of Willy Wonka, Beijing Style!

By Meera Dolasia on January 28, 2010

Beginning today, visitors to Beijing, China will be allowed to enter a magical world - one where every nook and cranny is emitting the sweet smell of chocolate. Welcome to Beijing's Chocolate Wonderland.

Located on the north side of Beijing's famous Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium, the park covers almost 20,000 sq. meters comprising of five indoor areas, which include World Chocolate Hall, World Candy Hall, Wonderland Theme Hall and Sweet Experience Hall, all bursting with delectable chocolate and candy creations. The theme park also has two outdoor activity areas.

Exquisite Chinese sculptures and artifacts have been carved from 80 metric tons of chocolate imported from Belgium. Also made from pure chocolate is a 10-meter replica of the Great Wall of China, life-like albeit brown, waterfalls, cars, motorcycles, traditional Chinese costumes, Ming replica vases and even famous paintings!

Visitors will not only be treated to demonstrations from chocolate makers, but will also be able to make their own chocolate concoctions. There will also be an exhibition of chocolate and candies from all over the world and of course, lots and lots of tasters!

The park was created to promote chocolate to the people of China, who are not as crazy about the cocoa concoction as some of us are. The organizers expect to attract over one million people between now and April, when it will be taken apart, before the warm spring weather turns it into a big bowl of hot chocolate! YUMMMMM!

sources:telegraph.co.uk,sbs.co.au,chinahighlights.com

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  • elsa35
    elsa35Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 1:44 pm
    love it!! :)
    • Kutie Kitty KatThursday, December 18, 2014 at 2:14 pm
      I <3 chocolate so much! When I eat it, it feels like I went to heaven and back 30 times!
      • Willy WonkaThursday, December 18, 2014 at 2:10 pm
        Hi kids! Who wants chocolate? I was just messing around on my iPad when I saw this website. I am the actor who played Willy Wonka in the remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I am glad that people in Beijing are inspired by it. Well, have fun!
        • rock2918
          rock2918Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 4:41 pm
          candy!!!!
          • bibliophile
            bibliophileFriday, December 12, 2014 at 6:09 pm
            That is soooo cool!!
            • elsa35
              elsa35Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 1:45 pm
              I know!
            • nikukyu
              nikukyuFriday, December 12, 2014 at 5:04 pm
              I'm Willy Wonka! No just kiddn'! Lol:D
              • elsa35
                elsa35Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 1:44 pm
                i wish!!
              • awesome79086
                awesome79086Monday, November 24, 2014 at 1:33 pm
                CANDY MOSTER ME WANT KANDY ME EAT IT ALL MAKE BIG BIG BURP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                • thecandycritic Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 8:08 pm
                  awesome! now thats candy!
                  • chocolate loverWednesday, October 22, 2014 at 4:24 pm
                    i love CHOCOLATE
                    • Cat LoverFriday, September 26, 2014 at 8:03 pm
                      I love chocolate! I MUST go there!

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