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Ilocos Norte: How to Get to Bangui Windmills: Map, Commute, Directions, Fare
Note: What we have in bangui are not really windmills but wind turbines (used to generate electric power) and collectively as a wind farm. It should be promoted more as Bangui Wind Farm
When Tutubi went to Pagudpud in 2002, there was no Bangui Windmills yet, only the gray beach of Bangui was there.
The information provided on this post was supplied to Tutubi by a friend who went there recently, including the image of Bangui Windmills, err, Bangui Windfarm
Bangui Windmills..err...Bangui Windfarm in lomoish color
How to Get to Bangui Windmills from Pagudpud:
First, you can browse this very detailed map of Bangui Windmills here made by the cool guys of OpenStreetMap Philippines
Map of Bangui Wind Farm
How to commute to Bangui Windmills (backpacking way):
1. If you're in Saud Beach, take tricycle ride to Pagudpud poblacion (travel time 15 minutes)
2. At Pagudpud Public Market, take a bus bound for Laoag (travel time: around 30 minutes, bus fare: PhP20 (forgot the exact fare))
3. Request conductor to drop you off to the drop-off point to Bangui Windmills in Brgy. Baruyen, Bangui, Ilocos Norte
4. Take a tricycle to the coast of Bangui where the wind farm is located (fare: PhP100.00 to the elevated viewdeck)
Note: you can actually hire a tricycle in Pagudpud to tour you around Pagundpud town proper, Bangui Windmills to Cape Bojeador Lighthouse and
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation in Burgos Ilocos Norte for about PhP200.00/person (tour rate depends on your haggling skills as always)
Driving Directions to Bangui, Ilocos Norte:
It's best just to follow this route indicated on the detailed map of Bangui.
How far is Bangui from Pagudpud? With the distance of Pagudpud from Manila, the kilometer count does not matter anymore as when you get to Pagudpud, you're pagud na, pudpud pa ;P