VISITING THE ICONIC BANGUI WINDMILL IN ILOCOS NORTE
This post is part of my Ilocos Tour Series.
From Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, we headed straight to Bangui Wind Mill. The heat was quite intense at that time, that’s why the more that I appreciated that we rented a van instead of taking just a tricycle. That was already noontime and I was a bit hungry already, but we took some pictures first and enjoy the 20 wind turbines all lined up in the beautiful shoreline of the place.
While Windmills are now present in other parts of the country, I guess it was Ilocos Norte who did it first, and it even became an icon of the place. In fact, in many tourism campaigns of Laoag you will always see the symbol of the windmill. Hence , we don’t want to complete our Ilocos tour by missing this place
Bangui Wind Farm is located in Bangui, Ilocos Norte. The wind farm houses and uses 20 units of 70 meter (230 ft.) high Wind Systems all lined along the 9 kilometer shoreline of the place .
These accommodation facilities are available for any tourist who would want to spent a night at the place. Just a word of warning , this is a very quite place…
Right at location of where the Bangui Windmill is located were two air-conditioned huts that are available for tourists. The place is quite and I guess it would be also nice to spent a night and rest at the place. Well, I don’t really recommend that you will stay here for long for you might get bored, unless you want some peace and for reflection.
Right at the place of the windmills is a nice restaurant offering Ilocos delicacies. Of course, I have to try their pinakbet, and by the looks of this photo you can really tell that this was prepared fresh. I so love Ilocos Bagnet probably because of the crispy texture of pork. We also tried their fish sinigang…not bad but not spectacular as well.
HOW TO GET THERE
From Laoag, following the Maharlika Highway, you will be passing through the town of Baccarra, Pasuquin and Burgos. Once passed Burgos, watch out for the directional signs on the left side going to the site. Traveling time from Laoag to the Town of Bangui is approximately one hour and a half via Jeepney or bus bound for Pagudpud or Cagayan. Windmills are fairly visible from the highway, so it is impossible for you to get lost. This will only add to your excitement to see the windmills up-close.