The Bangui Windmills is a group of 20 wind turbines lined up along the scenic shoreline fronting the West Philippine Sea. Towering with a height of 70 meters and with huge 40-meter long propellers, these windmills seem to be white ferocious giants fighting up the winds in unison.
The windmills, the first in Asia, were constructed in 2005. It is one of the major projects of the province of Ilocos Norte as it embarked on initiatives to use eco-friendly power sources and at the same time become self-reliant in terms of its energy sources. At present, the windmills supply about 70% of the province’s energy requirement.
More than its economic relevance to the province, through the years, these windmills have evolved into a major tourist destination that has undeniably drawn and awed millions of tourists just like the legendary Don Quixote.