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Hong Kong’s first chocolate museum just opened and it has a ‘touch’ zone

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Olivia Lai

Hong Kong is choc full of some pretty sweet museums but until now none could boast exhibits made entirely of chocolatey goodness.

Yes. that’s right. Forget the handover and any questions you may have about the Basic Law or lack of affordable housing because Hong Kong has just opened its the first permanent chocolate museum. Called The Art of Chocolate and housed at The Peak Galleria, this tasty new institution is showcasing more than 2,000kg worth of chocolate-crafted creations. From sculptures of iconic architecture like the Eiffel Tower and Hong Kong’s very own Big Buddha to cocoa-made paintings depicting the Victoria Harbour skyline – which the museum claims is the largest chocolate picture in the world – each composition has been carefully sculpted by renowned chocolatier Nikolai Popov.

Unlike other museums in Hong Kong with strict hands-off policies, there’s a special ‘touch’ zone at The Art of Chocolate that allows visitors to hold real chocolate artwork – careful with those sweaty hands, though. And before you ask, yes, there is a Swiss chocolate tasting and sampling session that comes free with every entry ticket ($70), as well as the chance to take part in a workshop to create your very own chocolate sculpture. Head over to The Peak and find out what it’s like if Willy Wonka presented an art exhibition.

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