Going inside one of the windmills of Northwind Bangui Bay Project (aka Bangui Windmills)

The long row of windmills in Bangui, Ilocos Sur is a sight to behold. It is so unusual in the Philippines that some people travel up to 1200 kilometers by land just to see it. I even know some people who has included the Bangui Windmills in their bucket list.

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I’ve been to the NorthWind Bangui Bay Project for a couple of times now, both as part of a Northern Luzon Loop solo expedition, but this time would be different.


Bangui Wind Farm is a wind farm in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. The wind farm uses 20 units of 70-metre (230 ft) high Vestas V82 1.65 MW wind turbines, arranged on a single row stretching along a nine-kilometer shoreline off Bangui Bay, facing the West Philippine Sea.

I was fortunate enough to have met an MCP forumer – makoilokano. He works as an engineer in the windmills so I was able to go inside one of the them.

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The Pinoy Rider with makoilokano of motorcyclephilippines.com

The pictures by the windmills have become far too common already among riders, and travelers so I figured, why not try something different and go inside the windmill itself.

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The Pinoy Rider inside the Windmill

‘Til next time Ilocos Norte.

Live Free…

– Erik Gatmaitan is the author of http://www.pinoyrider.com – Journeying the Philippines SOLO on a motorbike.

Follow his adventures on his website or through his Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/PinoyRider

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