Wednesday, May 22, 2013

DAY2 - Part4: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour - Bangui Windmills

DAY 2: May 1, 2013 (Wednesday)
Burgos Lighthouse (Cape Bojeador Lighthouse), Kapurpurawan Rock, Bangui Windmills and Pagudpud

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From Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, our tricycle driver drove us to Bangui Windmills that took us around 20-30 mins. Tagtag to the max..lol

Bumpy and dusty ride but the view is breathtaking. My niece and I were even screaming when we saw the huge windmills on our way.

Arrived around 2 pm and I remember I wanted to cry..lol because I was overwhelmed by its size and I could not believe I made it there! Stayed there for 1 and half hours taking pictures, looking for souvenirs and just savoring the breathtaking view.




[caption id="attachment_284" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Bangui Windmills Bangui, Ilocos Norte Notice the 1st windmill.. there are 2 guys fixing the windmills at that time.
it also shows how huge these windmills are![/caption]

Bangui Windmills or known as NorthWind Bangui Bay Project is located at Bangui, Ilocos Norte. There are 20 huge wind turbines that lined up Bangui Bay facing the South China Sea and it is actually supplying 40% of Ilocos Norte's electricity. On June 18, 2005 the 1st phase of the project (15 turbines) was inaugurated and then Former First Lady Imelda Marcos, Governor Bongbong Marcos and other officials attended the event. The 2nd phase (5 more turbines) was completed in 2008.


This is a must see site in Ilocos, I highly recommend coming here early in the morning or during sunset. However, in our case, we're there at around 2pm bec. I have an itinerary that I need to follow. It was soooo hot that time but the breathtaking view is worth it.

Bangui Windmills Bangui, Ilocos Norte


Bangui Windmills Bangui, Ilocos NorteBangui Windmills Bangui, Ilocos NorteBangui Windmills Bangui, Ilocos Norte I still remember Regine Velasquez's  WOW Phils. "Biyahe Na" video in 2006 where these magnificent windmills are her background. Bangui Windmills Bangui, Ilocos Norte




[caption id="attachment_289" align="aligncenter" width="474"]Bangui Windmills Bangui, Ilocos Norte just some of the windmills souvenir items that you can buy there
P40.00 each[/caption]

Our next stop....... PAGUDPUD!!!

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Check our detailed 4D/3N Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour:
Our DIY 4D/3N Itinerary of Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour
Our DIY 4D/3N Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Expenses / Costs
Review of Texicano Hotel, Laoag City
DAY1 – Part1: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Airport to Laoag City
DAY1 – Part2: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Laoag City to Batac
DAY1 – Part3: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Paoay Church and Paoay Lake
DAY1 – Part4: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Paoay Sand Dunes
DAY1 – Part5: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Fort Ilocandia Resort
DAY2 – Part1: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Laoag City
DAY2 – Part2: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
DAY2 – Part3: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
DAY2 – Part4: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour  -  Bangui Windmills
DAY2 -  Part5: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Pagudpud
DAY 3 - Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour –Vigan City
DAY4 -  Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Vigan City to Manila

22 comments:

  1. [...] Bangui Windmills, our tricycle driver was so nice to wait for the bus that will pass Pagudpud while we rest for a [...]

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  4. [...] Cape Bojeador Lighthouse DAY2 – Part3: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Kapurpurawan Rock Formation DAY2 – Part4: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour  -  Bangui Windmills DAY2 -  Part5: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Pagudpud DAY3 – Part1: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour [...]

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  5. [...] visiting. There are many great places to visit and you can start from Laoag City, Batac, Burgos, Bangui, Pagudpud, Vigan City and [...]

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  6. ang saya Ate Jen! I haven't been here pa sana mapuntahan ko next time. Pa-share ng IT mo! ;)

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  7. Mich eto IT namin: http://www.travelplacesandme.com/2013/05/our-diy-4d3n-itinerary-of-laoag-pagudpud-vigan-tour/

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  8. Nice weather you got while you're at Bangui. While we had encountered the windiest weather when we got there last December. We can get nowhere near the sandy shore because we could have swallowed more sands haha.
    Love your postcard perfect photo of the wind farm. Gandaaa!

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  9. naku super init while we are there in Bangui 3 pm scorching heat talaga kahit mahangin.. super enjoy ako talaga don.

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  10. I just visited a Vigan post an hour ago and I commented about how bad I feel missing our plane to Vigan for our Vigan-Laoag trip last year. As in na-late kami sa airport na mag-anak. Kainis at sayang yun ticket. Buti nalang wala kaming hotel reservation. Anyway, really hope to see this place one day. I saw lots of windmills while on a road trip to Izmir in Turkey but nothing beats the scenery of the northern PH! ;)

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  11. They have really made Ilocos Norte such an attraction. I'd like to visit the windmills and also the sand dunes.

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  12. awww sad naman naiwan kayo ng plane! hope you can plan your Ilocos trip in the future..

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  13. ur right. i was amazed nga na ang dami pala pwede puntahan sa Ilocos..

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  14. Hi! I want to visit the stunning windmills of Bangui that teemed with the aquamarine waters of South China Sea as well with the white sand beaches and the moaning waves that hit the shore.

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  15. I don't know what's in windmills that make it an awesome view and I'm beginning to think that prenup wedding photoshoots can be done here. :)

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  16. the fact that the windmills are gigantic that's made it awesome hehe... you are right i think a lot of couples already had their prenup wedding pics there.

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  17. Wow! This is a wonderful post! I envy the shots. Iconic travel destination in the Philippines. Hope to explore this place some time in the future. :)

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  18. for sure makakrating ka din dyan at ma-aamaze sa windmills.

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  19. Just like you, I was also overwhelmed when I saw these gigantic windmills in Bangui, Ilocos Norte. I also recommend this for all those who want to visit Ilocos to include this in their itinerary.

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  20. byahe na sa Ilocos pero of course wag syempre pag tag -ulan hehe!

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  21. It's good to know that you enjoyed visiting my hometown. I may not have lived in Ilocos but I'm 100% Ilokano due to my parent's origin. I always keep coming back to Ilocos just because of its natural beauty. More power to your blog!

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