Bangui Windmills, Ilocos Norte / © Owen Ballesteros/

POSTCARDS: Bangui Windmills, Ilocos Norte

Bangui, a coastal town in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, is home to a wind farm on its western coastline facing the West Philippine Sea. Twenty 70-meter gigantic wind turbines occupy about nine kilometers of shoreline, turning it into one of Ilocos’ most distinguished structures and tourist draws.

Bangui windmills, Ilocos Norte, Philippines |

Souvenir shops line the shore, selling miniature windmills, keychains, and other trinkets. There are also a handful of cafes for those who want to linger. The wind farm is accessible via a five-minute drive inland from the National Highway, about an hour north of Ilocos Norte’s capital Laoag City. For those who are commuting, tricycles are available for hire just outside the entrance (roundtrip costs roughly P200 or USD 4).

To know more, read our post on going carless in Ilocos.

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Owen Ballesteros & Nikka Corsino are trigger-happy travelers from the Philippines. They both swear by the sharpness of Nikon and almost always carry a packet of instant coffee when traveling. Photography is their bread and butter, their passion, and sometimes the only thing that prevents them from killing each other. If you have offers of work, collaborations, or an endless supply of instant coffee, please drop them a message here.

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