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Bangui Windmills: The Giants of Ilocos Norte

Bangui-Windmills

What Ilocos trip would it be if we didn’t visit the famous Bangui Windmills? I think it’s considered a mortal sin since the iconic windmills are included in every advertisement about the province! Fun fact: these windmills are said to be providing 40% of the electricity source for the entire Ilocos Norte!

Bangui Windmills; Richel Goes Places

Bangui Windmills; Richel Goes Places

While providing electricity to the province, the Bangui Windmills also boomed as a major tourist destination. I mean, who wouldn’t want to see these giants all lined up beside the bluest of the oceans? You got to admit that it makes for great photos plus you’ll be informed about wind energy!

Bangui Windmills; Richel Goes Places

Bangui Windmills; Richel Goes Places

Bangui Windmills; Richel Goes Places

Bangui Windmills; Richel Goes Places

Bangui Windmills; Richel Goes Places

Bangui Windmills; Richel Goes Places

Entrance is completely fee and there are plenty of stalls selling souvenirs. When we visited, it wasn’t that hot so we took our time looking through the mini-windmill magnets and cheap tourist shirts. Then, of course, plenty of photoshoots near the Bangui Windmills themselves. We might have also made our feet take a dip in the ocean but not more than a meter since the waves were really big!

Bangui Windmills; Richel Goes Places

Bangui Windmills; Richel Goes Places

Overall, it was a really good sidetrip! I’m not sure if the Bangui Windmills are the ones we saw a peek of when we were in Kapurpurawan Rock Formation.

Have you seen a windmill up close?

xoxo, Richel V.

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    imambertan
    June 2, 2016 at 9:11 AM

    I love it there, just been there a few weeks ago 🙂

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    • Reply
      Richel V.
      June 2, 2016 at 9:15 AM

      Was it as hot as expected from the summer winds? 🙂

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    rae tashman (@lovefromberlin)
    June 2, 2016 at 3:26 AM

    How cool! Germany is full of these clean energy windmills and I have seen them from the car while on the Autobahn, but never been up close to one before.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      June 2, 2016 at 9:08 AM

      It’s a rare sight in ours that we just have to take a closer look! xx

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    sileas
    June 1, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    It looks like so much fun you had there! I’ve never seen windmills so close to the sea!

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      June 1, 2016 at 7:10 PM

      It was! I especially love the seaside. Haha.

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    Raisa
    June 1, 2016 at 12:10 PM

    The last picture is sooo cute! I’ve never seen a windmill up close before but I’d love to! 40% is a pretty good percentage of electricity. Green energy is so important! 😀

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      June 1, 2016 at 12:29 PM

      It is! I’d love to see more windmills sprout out in the country. 😀

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    Kaylee
    May 31, 2016 at 8:22 PM

    I’ve seen windmills & there’s something about it that makes everyone really excited!
    And it seems like you had an amazing trip there xx

    KayleeㅣJK’s Dawn

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      June 1, 2016 at 11:05 AM

      I felt really small when looking up at the windmills. I love the white, clean color as well. 🙂

  • Reply
    renalexis01
    May 31, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    So nice 🙂 I can’t wait to go there!

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      June 1, 2016 at 11:04 AM

      It was really nice!

      • Reply
        renalexis01
        June 9, 2016 at 1:17 PM

        Hi Rich, where did you stay during your Ilocos tour?

        • Reply
          Richel V.
          June 9, 2016 at 1:25 PM

          Hi Renee, I’m not quite sure of the name of the transit house since the tour operator took care of it. It was located five minutes away from Saud Beach, if that helps!

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    Nerdy Maria
    May 30, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    It looks very nice there! We have a lot of windmills as well near the seaside and I have never thought of it as a tourists destination, they are kind of quite usual for me, haha. But I must admit, they looks quite magnificent from up close 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      May 31, 2016 at 2:39 PM

      We don’t have a lot of windmills here but good for your country for having loads of them! Maybe that’s why they’re considered as tourists attractions in here? Hehe.

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    Mira
    May 29, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    What an interesting post! I have to say I have never considered windmills a tourist attraction but I like that concept because it also makes people aware of natural energy sources. In my country we could windmills everywhere but definitely not in such a beautiful location. Your pictures are amazing btw and I also love the gif. xx

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      Richel V.
      May 30, 2016 at 9:23 AM

      I think location is key to making windmills a tourist attraction. The beaches in Ilocos were so beautiful and it’s definitely a plus that the windmills are located here!

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    Fahda Aburkair
    May 29, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    Ugh, I want to go to Ilocos too and see the windmill upclose. And my jaw dropped when I read that the windmills provide 40% of Ilocos Norte’s electricity source. Just, wow.

    Love, Fads
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      Richel V.
      May 30, 2016 at 9:24 AM

      Hope you can visit soon! Just imagine if every place is windly enough to place windmills in. Electricity won’t be much of a problem and it’ll be a lot cheaper!

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    Kandice
    May 29, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    seriously that place looks like a famous destination abroad. no offense! haha i’m glad you went there and blogged about it 😀
    I’m loving the pictures and everything about the windmills 😀

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      May 30, 2016 at 9:27 AM

      No offense taken! Haha. A lot of places in Ilocos looks like it’s from abroad – from the sand dunes to the historic streets to the windmills!

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