Bangui Windmills

Bangui, Ilocos Norte

Bangui Windmills
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Jovin B.
4.0 Stars
2

Definitely a sight to see. Not many activities going on but the view and the breeze are enough to keep you satisfied. These windmills span throughout the cost so it's really sight to so many going down the coastline. I've seen windmills before but there is a certain appeal to seeing a whole coastline of them lined up.

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Yanyan A.
4.0 Stars
2

the place is relaxing.. few people visit on non-peak season..

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Dennis O.
5.0 Stars
2

This is my second time to visit this famous windmills of laoag. Actually there are now more windmills in Ilocos compared to my 1st visit. Our driver told us that there are different from the Lopez, Sys and other tycoon. This giant windmill is made from Vestas wind turbine. Which is one of the largest maker of wind turbines. Windmill farm in Ilocos started in 1996 when the National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that there are places in the Philippines that are ideal for wind power installation. The initial 15 windmill installed in Bangui generated a total of almost 25 Megawatts of power. That was a great help to the community of Northern Luzon. Currently there are still lots of plan and hope they we can duplicate this in other part of the countries.

With the majestic view of this giant windmill towering the bay. The place become an instant tourist spot. The beauty of this giant with the blue sky is just relaxing. Picture Perfect!

Caution: Just be extra careful. There are times there would be a sudden big waves. In my first visit we all got wet because of this. Some of my friends cam and phone was drenched.:(

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Marjorie G.
5.0 Stars
3

Along the Bangui Bay, facing the South China Sea are these 15 wind turbines that provide 40% of electricity in Ilocos Norte. To see these giants up close is an experience like no other. One blogger even suggests to put it on everyone's bucket list; I totally agree.

The only thing that stopped me from enjoying the view completely is the heat coming from the sun. It was so hot even the sand was scorching. My friends didn't seem to mind, they took time photographing the place, while I stayed inside the service van after taking a few pictures of the wind turbines.

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Aileen L.
5.0 Stars

Our 3rd stop for our Day 2 Ilocos Trip last April 30 was at Bangui Windmill in Ilocos Norte.

The winds of Bangui blew tourists towards this coastal town of Ilocos Norte. One can never miss it's extremely enormous blades waving in the sky. It was totally big and around 20 of them stood firmly protecting the Ilocandia shoreline. Generating 100% clean and renewables energy for that whole country is one blow away!

It was windy that hot sunny day because of these beautiful windmills. There were souvenir shops were you can buy cute mini windmill keyavjains chains and magnets , we even had our lunch at the nearby resto and enjoyed that beautiful view of the Bangui windmill while having our lunch . A must see in your Ilocandia trip itinerary and thanks again to Ilocos Heritage Tours and Travel for bringing us here .

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Eric N.
5.0 Stars

The Bangui Windmills, or what is officially referred to as the NorthWind Bangui Bay Project, is the first “Wind Farm” in the Philippines and is considered to be the biggest in Southeast Asia. It stretches in a graceful arc along a nine-kilometer shoreline off Bangui Bay, facing the West Philippine Sea.

It all began in 1996 when the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) conducted a wind resource analysis and mapping study of the Philippines. The study concluded that certain areas are ideal for wind power installation. These include Bangui and Burgos towns in Ilocos Norte, Batanes and Babuyan Islands, the higher terrain of Mindoro, Samar, Leyte, Panay, Negros, Cebu, Palawan and Eastern Mindanao. As such, tThis led to the inception of the wind farm project.

NorthWind Power Development Corp. developed (and maintains and operates) the project, while Vestas Wind Systems, a Danish firm, supplied the wind turbine-generator units (WTGs) for the site, similar to those already found in Denmark.

Phase I of the project erected 15 wind turbines spaced 236 meters apart on-shore. This was inaugurated on June 18, 2005. Phase II added 5 more wind turbines and was completed on August, 2008.

And get this. The project provides 40% to 50% of the power requirements of Ilocos Norte!
Hmmmm...

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Gladys M.
5.0 Stars

The view, sounds of the waves and the fresh air makes it perfect. 128525 A must visit for all.

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Jayson J.
4.0 Stars

The place is just an array of windmills, sand and a bit of dried plants. There were a few resto-karenderia type when you could have breakfast.

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Kirstie Mel V.
5.0 Stars

Despite the wind's non-stop swirls, we got to witness Bangui Wind Mills with a rainbow and clear sky. Taken last December 2015. Life's little surprises.

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Gj A.
4.0 Stars

@Burgos, Ilocos Norte Windmills128077🏼

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Tin O.
5.0 Stars

These gentle giants are AMAZING!!! 128156128156128156

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Michael A.
5.0 Stars

Every time I pass by here, I feel like Im not in the Philippines.

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Katrina V.
5.0 Stars

I was so awestruck when I first saw these giant windmills. Ever since that tourism ad with Regine Velasquez singing with the windmills behind, I promised myself to go here and see these gigantic "fan" myself. So just imagine my happiness when finally I got to see it. I was like a little child all giddy and excited running from one windmill to another. We spent quite some time here but I will still go back whenever there's a chance! 128522

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Hazel M.
4.0 Stars

This is our first destination after an 8-hour ride... and definitely worth it! 10084️ The view is so beautiful. 9728

Best time to go here is mid morning because that is the time when windmills are functioning.

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Ronith Jazel D.
4.0 Stars

Probably one of my favorites in Ilocos Norte (next to Paoay Sand Dunes).

I don't know how we got here, that's the awful thing about joining a tour, you won't get familiarized on the ways and whatnot because the agency will do that for you.

What I knew though is the wind here was a little bit more welcoming, the waves will penetrate your ears and the sight of these big turbines will leave you in awe. You'll walk on the beach like you're in a romantic movie while your hair gets blown by the strong winds (or it's just me? Lol).

If you're looking for a place to relax and love the beach, go here. Try to just sit there and reflect and let everything you see gets to you and you'll leave with a happy heart.

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Zaida N.
4.0 Stars

Great place for reflections and thinking things 128077 a cool wave from the sea, fine sand and relaxing atmosphere from windmills are the best!

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Iyah A.
4.0 Stars

7 hour drive from la Union my gosh! Yet it's beauty is all worth it. You just have to pay entrance fee of less than 50php. Driver's exempted en senior's discounted together with kids. Lol

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Yen D.
3.0 Stars

Going to Bangui is like going to Tagaytay – chilly but 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.

You can buy souvenir items at the overlooking area. Way much cheaper than buying from the vendors along the shore.

TIP:
The best time to visit and see the windmills is in the afternoon or before the sun sets.

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Jindra D.
5.0 Stars

Amazing how the windmills are equidistant to each other! 128525 You also get to enjoy the clear view of the sky. I think the beach is not suitable for swimming because the waves are kinda big and strong. So, just enjoy the view. 128513

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Mae Angelica M.
5.0 Stars

Amazing 128576128576

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