Photo Ops In Chocolate Ville (Bangkok, Thailand)

It’s quite a distance from the city center. A cab ride will likely cost you 250 baht and take 45 minutes before arriving in this much-touted “European-inspired Village”. If you ask me though, it looks more American to me (except for the windmill) and felt more “Disneyland”. 


   

 

Even the music reminded me of “that happy place”.  What with “It’s a Small World” piped in all over the compound. There are no admission fees because this is really no Amusement or Theme Park. Rather, it’s a restaurant village surrounded by lovely man-made ponds, lighthouse, dainty bridges and boardwalks, mini-harbor, gardens and whatever looks what young ‘uns call “instagrammable”. 


   

 


We had a dinner party elsewhere to attend that day and since Chocolate Ville opens at 4pm, we simply didn’t have the chance to check out any of the indoor and outdoor dining places. We did try the doughnuts from the carts though. Not bad, but we wanted some frozen delights. We searched for an ice cream bar but found none. That could have been a hit with the elves considering the summer heat the day we went. 


   

 

There were many locals and tourists as well. The restaurants offered a variety of Thai, European and American cuisine. But no ice cream bar 😭 I do suspect many visitors were out there just for photo ops. Like us 😁. Well the place sure looks pretty but I have yet to hear of a visitor raving about the food. A pity. Still — the place makes for a great venue for kiddie parties, corporate affairs or birthday celebrations. 


   

   


For sure, Chocolate Ville involved huge investments. And I bet it demands high maintenance too! It would be nice if visitors especially the locals would find good reasons to keep coming back. Photo ops are good for first visits mostly whereas dining presents opportunities to attract repeat visits. It would also help to find other activities here. 


   

 

Or maybe the place is really a night place; hence the 4pm opening.  Perhaps the mood changes by nightfall. Hard to imagine it while I was there with Disney music playing and in the sweltering heat. Too hot to enjoy the place, more so to dine outdoors under the sun.  Not that we didn’t have fun. But it could have been better. I’d give it a next time though. Perhaps a pizza and beer dinner in cooler months. But not in summer with the kids.


   

   


For more blogs celebrating life, check out : 

http://marilil.wordpress.com/

http://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/liliram/

Like me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lifeisacelebration

Advertisements

About lifeisacelebration

Retired early, but still active. Very involved in celebrating life! I love traveling because I always come back with less cobwebs in my mind. It is as if I empty my mind of all clutter upon departure, and fill it with many happy memories upon arrival. I also like the idea that life is so focused on the present, and my senses are all playing to listen, feel , see, smell and taste everything novel or not so new. The fact that I only have to choose from a limited wardrobe, or use the same pair of shoes throughout my holiday , or work and survive on a single budget make life so much simpler. Sure, you sometimes get a raw deal in a few trips, or feel hassled by flight delays and cancellations, but the joys and simplicity of the present far outweigh the negatives. Oh, btw, I always end up gaining more friends after each trip. Many I kept......
This entry was posted in Family Travel, Travel and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Photo Ops In Chocolate Ville (Bangkok, Thailand)

  1. Pingback: NOT JUST A FAMILY REUNION | lifeisacelebration

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s