Lookback. The reason for my Tagaytay visit earlier this month was official. Let’s just say it came as one of the perks of being a freelance private tutor.
The best part was that I got to visit two places I have long wanted to see. One of them was the Jigsaw Puzzle Mansion.
Puzzle Mansion is on the Guinness Book of World Records for having the largest number of jigsaw puzzle collection.
Before you reach Puzzle Mansion, there’s the steep climb down the entrance to the place that also houses a bed and breakfast. We hired a tricycle to reach the place and to take us back to the hotel where we’re staying too. But due to the steep road, the tricycle had to wait for us outside. It’s good exercise to reach the main mansion on foot!
The place has a lovely garden and a swimming pool! There’s an entrance fee of Php 100, but you can stay as long as you like.
Inside the gallery, you’ll find puzzles of all shapes, sizes, and themes. The collection even includes 3D puzzles. I especially loved the collection of 3D puzzles of the world’s famous landmarks.
There are puzzles for the young and old alike to admire. I find museums fascinating, so I definitely had a great time looking at the thousands of puzzle collection.
The most impressive puzzle for me was the one on the second floor. It was also the biggest puzzle that covered a big portion of the wall. It consisted of 32,000 pieces of puzzles. Amazing, isn’t it? I wonder if I would ever find the patience of putting together a puzzle as huge as that one!
I had a great time. But I’m glad that I had more than enough energy left for the walk back to where our tricycle was waiting. Indeed, I can now claim that I survived the Puzzle Mansion road!
More 18 destinations post coming soon! Till next update… ta-tah! 😀
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