4th stop of our Ilocos Norte adventure is Bangui!
Upon learning that we will be going to Ilocos Norte, I listed the Bangui Windmills as our top “must see place”. I even Instagram’ed the replica of the Windmills upon our arrival at the Laoag International Airport.
SEE and DO:
We took a quick stop over at an overlooking area before heading down to where the windmills actually were. You can take wonderful photos of these enormous, gigantic fans from here.
Going to Bangui is like going to Tagaytay – chilly with a wind-lashing, ear-hurting type of weather. As we got closer to the Windmills, it sort of made me cringe and it really got me scared to a point that I just wanted to stay inside the van.
The windmills were so huge that standing right next to it made me look like a small speck. It was so overwhelming that when you add the continuous load roar of the West Philippine Sea, it feels as though the Earth will swallow me whole!
For photo-op purposes, I must not show how scared I am. Hahaha!
The hubby is having the time of his life! 😉
You can buy ref magnets, keychains and table displays at the overlooking area. It’s way much cheaper than buying from the vendors along the shore.
The nipa huts on the right side sell souvenir items also but is a tad more expensive compared to the ones that can be bought at the overlooking area.
1. The best time to visit and see the windmills is in the afternoon or before the sun sets.
2. A public toilet is available with a minimum “donation” of Php5.00. There was actually no one in charge of the “donation” box outside when we were there. Not sure if it was more like an “honor system”.
Bangui Windmills or the Northwind Bangui Bay Project is located at the municipality of Bangui, Ilocos Norte along a 9-kilometer shoreline off Bangui Bay facing the West Philippine Sea. It has 20 wind turbines that produces electricity.
Bangui Windmills were the project of Sen. Bongbong Marcos back in the 1990s.
The Bangui Windmills – definitely picture worthy!
5th stop: BURGOS!
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