The Biggest Chocolate Theme Park

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The Biggest Chocolate Theme Park
 
For chocoholics around the world, it sounds like a vision of heaven.
With chocolate shoes, handbags and cars that can be bought with chocolate money it caters for almost every need. And not to miss out, it even has classic paintings, historical figures, porcelain and a river using the treat to flow like water.
 
That's a lot of car-bohydrates: BMW unveiled a version of one of their cars at the festival in Beijing, which took place last year


Trooping the colour brown: Every soldier in the Qin Shi Huang army was moulded by the master chocolatiers

Chocolate army: The Terracotta Army depicted in chocolate is one of the main exhibits at the World Chocolate Wonderland in Shanghai, China
 
Battle hungry: A young boy admires one of the lifesize figures from the Terracotta Army

This replicate of the Transformers' robot Bumblebee is one of the main exhibits

Something fishy: One of the chocolatiers decided to create sushi

A sterling achievement: This 100 dollar bill from the chocolate reserve was specially minted for the occasion

Quite a feat: These training shoes after crafted from white chocolate. Visitors to the event have the chance to make their own chocolate under the instruction of professionals
Bag of sweets, anyone? These Louis Vuitton handbags are also on display at the show

This vase may look like it is made of china, but it's actually chocolate
 
While the above may sound like a dreamland, it is now a reality in Shanghai, China, thanks to the World Chocolate Wonderland. The tasty theme park, located in the city's Himalaya Art Museum, will showcase around 200 of the best art pieces using chocolate as its base material. The three-month exhibition has several signature pieces that have been designed thanks to inspiration around the world. Perhaps the most spectacular exhibit is a replica of the Terracotta Army of Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang, with each soldier moulded from chocolate. Elsewhere Chinese culture has widely influenced some designs with Shanghai's Huangpu River flowing with liquid chocolate. There are also reproductions of famous paintings the 'Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains' and 'Along the River During the Qingming Festival'.
More modern designs include a design of the Bumblebee car robot from the film Transformers.
There are also examples of Louis Vuitton handbags, chocolate training shoes and stilettos. For visitors, while there is the chance to admire the impressive array of chocolate designs, the show also offers the opportunity for them to get involved. Guests will be able to make there own chocolate on the spot, or instruct professionals to mix up varieties that include truffles and wine. The World Chocolate wonderland is opening its doors for the second time following the a previous showcase in Beijing in January 2010. The event in the Chinese capital attracted more than 500,000 visitors.
There are also plans for the show to move to Hong Kong, but no details have been released so far.

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