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Monday, December 28, 2015

Travel Throwback: A Visit to the Puzzle Mansion

Have you experienced to visit a house full of jigsaw puzzles? If you experienced that, do you want to have your own collection of jigsaw puzzles? Can you collect and solve thousand of jigsaw puzzles? 

Last summer, I visited the Puzzle Mansion, the house which holds the record of world's largest puzzle collection by the Guiness Book of World Records. It is  located at Barangay Asisan, Tagaytay City. which can be found in a hilly terrain the midst of pineapple fields.

The Puzzle Mansion has a puzzle museum, a puzzle store, an infinity pool, a ten room Bed & Breakfast, a function room with capacity for 400 guests and a garden.

The mansion is somewhat hidden and you can enjoy the view in the midst of pineapple fields.
If you are traveling with groups, you may ride the customized Puzzle Mansion jeep where the fare is worth P10.00
In order to get there, you need to take a bus going to Tagaytay City. After that, you will stop on the arch of Barangay Asisan where you can ride a tricycle going to Puzzle Mansion. The curved roads going to the mansion are thrilling and when you get there, it is your choice to ride on their customized jeep created by Sarao Motors, one of the leading jeepney makers in the country.



When I get there, I decided to try their shuttle service to the mansion and it feels good, but it is better to have my friends in riding their customized jeepney. Then, when I get there to the mansion. it was very overwhelming to see a collection of puzzles. There are approximately one thousand jigsaw puzzles which are collected by Gina Gil Lacuna. She was awarded in 2012 by the Guiness World of Records with her 1,028 puzzles.

Inside the Puzzle Museum, you can see solved jigsaw puzzles of different artworks, famous personalities, landmarks and tourist attractions. In addition, you can also see wooden puzzles, spherical puzzles, and 3D puzzles in the museum.
One of the largest jigsaw puzzles in the mansion.
The section for Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles.
Different landmarks around the world are featured in 3D Puzzles.
Spherical puzzles from cartoon characters, underwater life and fruits.
Aerial views of the cities such as London, Tokyo, New York City and Paris in a 3D Puzzle. 
Putting Puppies
The jigsaw puzzle of "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most favorite attractions in the museum.
Coca Cola Puzzle from collected small leaflets
The portrait of Pope John Paul II in a jigsaw puzzle.
The forty-four presidents of the United States.
Wooden dinosaur puzzles
"The Watchers"
In the second floor of the museum, you can see the largest jigsaw puzzle with 32,000 pieces created by Keith Harring. This puzzle has vibrant colors but it is gigantic and a massive challenge for puzzle lovers. In addition, there's a puzzle shop where you can buy jigsaw puzzles or even spherical, wooden or crystal puzzles in which you can assemble in your home. You can also enjoy assembling puzzles in the Puzzle Station.
The largest jigsaw puzzle in the world with more than 32,000 pieces with its pastel colors.
Puzzle Mansion Store
In 2016, I want to come back in the Puzzle Mansion to get to know more about the Puzzles as well with different artworks. I realized that Puzzles are considered as a big help in improving your intellect and academic performance. It will serve as an aid in Geography and to enhance assembling and logical skills. Before I left the place, I bought a  Jigsaw Puzzle with 300 pieces featuring a Kitten on a picture. One of these days, I will come back again in the Puzzle Mansion and I will try to visit more than three times next year or if possible, to have an overnight stay with the family or friends.
My Instamag collage of the Jigsaw Puzzle that I bought in Puzzle Mansion.
Puzzle Mansion is open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday) and 7:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). They are located at Purok 4, Cuadra St., Brgy. Asisan, Tagaytay City. Entrance fee is worth P100.00 including kids.

Date of Travel: April 11, 2015

4 comments:

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  2. We stayed in a home in Tagaytay near the Puzzle Mansion a few months back but we didn't visit it. I guess, we have to be back soon.

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  3. This reminds me I should really visit the puzzle museum soon.

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  4. I am from Cavite but I have never explored Tagaytay yet.. I think I should put this on my bucket list.. Tagaytay alone has so many great places to offer! Oh and I love puzzles too!

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