Bangkok is a vibrant city. You will definitely find many interesting places which had been established many years ago and yet there are new places sprouted across the city for you to visit as well, making your choices of sightseeing endless.
Aside from the usual touristy places within central Bangkok, nowadays you'll find new shopping malls/shopping area/attractions being built on the outskirt of Bangkok such as the Bang Na area, an area located in between the city centre and the Suvarnabhumi Airport. This area is currently housing the largest IKEA store in Asia and also the biggest mall in Thailand, Mega Bangna. Not to be forgotten is the IMPACT exhibition arena which is located in Muangthong Thani, also on the Bangkok outskirt.
During my recent trip to Bangkok, me and T had the chance to visit another interesting new place called the Chocolate Ville. It is located in Ram Inthra, around 40 minutes by car from centre Bangkok. Chocolate Ville is actually a restaurant with a concept of the dining areas constructed to replicate a small town in the West. You will find most of the buildings that you'd find in the West here such as a boathouse, a windmill, a dairy mill, a conservatory and all the other buildings with western architectural theme. Being here will make you forget that you are actually in smouldering hot Bangkok.
We went there around afternoon just to know that it only opens from 4pm to midnight. Further, if you intend to eat here, advanced reservation of at least a day before your visit is advisable. Will definitely go there next time to taste the food that they serve here, but for now, do enjoy the wonderful pictures that we captured during our wander around the area. Cheers-Kay 2012.
Chocolate Ville Website: http://www.chocolateville.net/