Ilocos Norte Philippines

Three of the North’s Greatest Treasures: Bangui Windmills, Kapurpurawan Rock Formation & Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

If China boasts of the Great Wall, India of the Taj Mahal and Cambodia has the Angkor Wat, here in the Philippines we also have those we can definitely show off to the world. Let me speak of the three wonders found in the Northern Philippines namely the Bangui Windmills, Kapupurawan Rock Formation and the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse.

1. Bangui Windmills


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Bangui Windmills consists of the 20 wind turbines arranged in a single row along the bay of Bangui in Ilocos Norte facing the South China Sea. This project was spearheaded by former Governor Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in 1990s as the solution to the north’s vulnerability to power outages and insufficient power supply from the National Power Corp. (NAPOCOR). Nowadays, these 20 wind turbines have become one the reasons tourists wants to explore Pagudpud.

2. Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

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Kapurpurawan Rock Formation is such a great splendor nature has molded through time. This is situated on the coastlines of Burgos in the province of Ilocos Norte. This cream colored rock formation has charmed its way to tourists, local and international alike.

3. Cape Bojeador Lighthouse | Burgos Lighthouse

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Cape Bojeador or the Burgos Lighthouse  is a cultural heritage structure in Burgos, Ilocos Norte, that was established during the Spanish Colonial era. Unlike what most people believe, it is not the highest-elevated nor tallest lighthouse in the Philippines but the highest elevated still original and active Spanish era lighthouse in the country. It is the most accessible of all the lighthouses in the island of Luzon. Access to the lighthouse is through a two-lane narrow concrete road that starts from the Maharlika Highway in Brgy. Paayas, Burgos, about 40 km. north from Laoag City, capital of Ilocos Norte.

For more information, please check TRAVEL GUIDE: Pagudpud . Ilocos Norte